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Robert “Bob” E. Crawley

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Robert “Bob” E. Crawley, of Belleville, Illinois, born Wednesday, September 15, 1937, in St. Louis, MO and passed away, Saturday February, 23, 2019, at the Dammert Geriatric Center at the Shrine of the Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois.

Bob Crawley’s Career spans nearly forty years all with Sverdrup Civil Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Commissioned in the NROTC program at Purdue, Mr. Crawley served two years in the U.S. Navy after graduation, then earned his master’s in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. Joining Sverdrup in 1964, he initially worked on the bridge design and detailing, then planning and designing ports and marine facilities. He was the design engineer for Indiana’s Burns Waterway Harbor on Lake Michigan, and design manager and construction supervisor of the $250 million harbor facilities expansion and supporting infrastructure in Shuaiba, Kuwait.

In 1981 he joined a ten-person delegation to the People’s Republic of China, advising the government on the Yangtze River Three Gorge project. In 1985 he was named vice president for Sverdrup’s Civil Inc.. He also served as deputy associate director of the Conventional Construction Division for the Superconducting Super Collider project near Dallas and he was a registered professional engineer in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as St. Louis Section president in 1996/1997. He is also a fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers and served as St. Louis Post president in 1991/1992. Bob was a life member of the Rotary Club of St. Louis and Signal Hill United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his:

Surviving are his:

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation, www.michaeljfox.org/donate and Dammert Geriatric Center.

Visitation: Visitation from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday , February 27, 2019 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Robison and Rev. Bob Edwards officiating. Private family interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.

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#1 Comment By Scott Vernum On February 23, 2019 @ 2:58 pm

I only knew Bob for 3 years, but he always had a smile and time to talk. Bob was happy to visit our farm and gather with family.

#2 Comment By Laurie Meek Watkins On February 23, 2019 @ 5:04 pm

All my thoughts and prayers go out to my Crawley girls! I remember your family so fondly. From church and Sunday school to babysitting -, you were so gracious to me! Sending love your way!

#3 Comment By Kris Crawley On February 23, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to a lovely family. I am sure that Bill and Bob are doing hand stands in heaven right now!

#4 Comment By Kelly and Chris Marler On February 23, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

Love and prayers to you all ❤️

#5 Comment By David Black On February 23, 2019 @ 9:22 pm

I was fortunate enough as a young man to have known Bob and his family. He was a galant man who was loved and respected by all and I shall miss him deeply. I know that he’ll be welcomed by all as he walks though the gates to Heaven…Love you man!

#6 Comment By Allen Kaisor On February 24, 2019 @ 7:46 am

My deepest sympathies to the family. I first met Bob over 40 years ago and enjoyed knowing him and his wonderful family. He was a true gentleman. He and I spent many hours together and I learned first hand what a great guy he was. He will truly be missed.

#7 Comment By Dianne CLARK On February 24, 2019 @ 12:04 pm

Dear MaryLou we were so deeply sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family along with our thoughts and prayers.

Much Love
DeDe and Kyle Clark

#8 Comment By GREGORY J. HOWELL On February 27, 2019 @ 8:48 am

Mary Lou and daughter’s of Bob, Yvonne and I offer our deepest Sympathy at this time of Bob’s passing. Bob was an outstanding engineer and a highly respected member of the Sverdrup & Parcel family. He was a part of many major projects and I had the pleasure of working with him on several of those projects. We shared many good times at S&P retreats, Christmas parties, and meetings. \

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we bid Bob farewell and ask that God will grant him eternal rest in peace.

Greg & Yvonne Howell

#9 Comment By Cheri Porter On February 27, 2019 @ 12:21 pm

Kay My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Much love to you.
Cheri Porter

#10 Comment By Trebor On February 27, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

Dear Family and Friends,

I thought about Bob (I liked to call him Robert, because my name is Robert backwards—Trebor) often, but particularly yesterday—I wore the beautiful cashmere scarf he gave me over 20 years ago, when I worked outside his office sometimes assisting him. He was a really nice person and I’m thankful I had the opportunity to work under his leadership, at Sverdrup and Jacobs Engineering.

I’m sorry for our Earthly-loss, but happy for God’s Heavenly-gain. NO MORE SUFFERING IN THIS EVIL WORLD.
I’m just getting the news and sorry I can’t be in attendance for his life celebration.

Blessed Wishes,