Crawn, Linn R.

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Linn R. Crawn, age 61 of Newton, New Jersey passed away Thursday, August 9th, 2012. Born in Newton, Linn was a life-long resident.

Son of the late Clarkson L. “Bud” Crawn and Lillian M. (Sliker) Crawn, he was a 1969 graduate of Newton High School. Linn also attended the Bordentown Military Institute and was a graduate of William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mr. Crawn worked as a mason for Bob Poe Masonry for 15 years. For the past 32 years, Mr. Crawn was a dedicated assistant wrestling coach for Kittatinny Regional High School.

A passionate and gifted athlete, Linn was an inductee of both the Sussex County Sports and William Penn University Halls of Fame; he was a three letter star athlete in high school, where he played football, baseball, and wrestled. He was also the NAIA National Wrestling Champion of 1974. Linn was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a member of the Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity.

Predeceased by his brother Gary Crawn in 1996, Linn is survived by his brothers Doug Crawn of Montague, NJ and Larry and his wife Rita Crawn of Newton, and his sisters Linda Crawn of Manahawkin, NJ, and Kathy J. Crawn Wattle and her husband Louis of Newton. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 14th, at 11:00AM at the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main Street (Rt. 206), Newton, NJ. Visitation will be Monday, August 13th, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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