September 14, 1957 - January 4, 2022
Ritch Crawford Born September 14th,1957 in St. Catharines Ontario Canada passed away peacefully at Suncoast Hospice of Palm Harbor, Florida. Although too soon he went to be with the lord on January 4th, 2022. Ritch was a true entrepreneur and over his life had many different companies. After many years he and his business partner James most recently sold Right Insurance Group. He finally had such a sense of accomplishment. They welcomed the merger that would benefit their clients and allow them to keep working while he started to plan his retirement. At the age of 16 Ritch got his private pilot license, in his earlier years he had many hobbies he enjoyed, scuba and sky diving, and he was a little league coach to name a few. Ritch was a beloved father to his only daughter Casey Tea Crawford There was nothing he enjoyed better than becoming a dad. Teaching Casey to love learning from the moment she could walk and talk became his passion. When she was accepted into the University of Miami he was so full of pride. Tammy his wife of 28 years worked with Ritch on and off over their marriage. In their younger years of marriage, they "Walked on Fire" with Anthony Robbins, they traveled and he was always supportive and encouraged her to believe in herself and to embrace new things. Ritch was the perfect match for Tammy and always supported her independence, some would say "Sassy "personality. They both had a love for the water and most recently joined a boat club. Ritch taught Tammy how to play golf which they enjoyed throughout their marriage, and most recently playing at "The Villages" which is where they saw their future together. Other family survivors include his sisters Sue(Joe) Szabo, Debbie, and Tracey Crawford and his uncle, cousins, nephews, and nieces. And his best four-legged friend Sophie(Labradoodle) . Predeceased in death his parents were Harvey & Grace(Sherwood) Crawford and his sister Cathy Steele. Ritch, Tammy, and Casey have been members of Heritage United Methodist Church of Clearwater for 17 years. There will be a celebration of Life on Jan 30th,2022 at 3 pm at Philippe Park (Shelter 2) in Safety Harbor, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a lasting legacy plaque in his honor that will be displayed on the boardwalk in Palm Harbor. Donations to Suncoast Hospice. 727-523-2441 or on their website soncoasthospice.org It is only through the grace of God that brings comfort and peace at such a time as this. John 14:1-3 "Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Ritch Crawford Born September 14th,1957 in St. Catharines Ontario Canada passed away peacefully at Suncoast Hospice of Palm Harbor, Florida. Although too soon he went to be with the lord on January 4th, 2022. Ritch was a true entrepreneur... View Obituary & Service Information
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