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Roger A. Crayton

Roger A. Crayton, 57, passed away on April 6, 2014. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 30 years, Carole Ann (nee Chulig), loving daughter, Hilary, and beloved mother, Rosella (nee Bilow).
He leaves behind his sisters; Carol (Jack) Bizorik and Shirley (Jack) Clifford, brother, Ronald (Theresa), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and brother-in-law, Jack Bizorik.
He attended Keystone High School, graduating in 1974 and Lorain County Community College in 1982, with an associates degree in Computer Sciences.
He worked at Invacare as Director of Global IT Governances.
The family would like to thank the ENT Staff of UH Seidman Centre and the doctors of Oncology and social workers for their wonderful, compassionate care for the past 2 weeks.
Roger was the happiest when he was outdoors. His pastimes included; taking long walks in Lorain County's Metro Parks with his adventurous dogs, Stitch and Belle, hiking the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Tennessee. Biking with his family was one of his favorite pleasures. Snorkeling and kayaking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with his daughter, Hilary, was a joy beyond comparison. He was a voracious reader of scientific journals, Mark Twain, nature and animal publications, and anything related to technology.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 and to the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, OH 44140.
Private family services were held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, handled arrangements. To send an online condolence, go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.

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This is truly a travesty. I am very sorry for your loss, Ecc.9:11 says that "time and unexpected events overtake us all" but the bible also tells us at Isaiah 26:19 that "your dead ones will live...they will rise up". God also promises soon "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces". This gives us the hope to see our dead loved ones again. To hear their laugh and see their smile. I hope this gives you comfort in your time of loss. My prayers and condolences are with the family.

A Friend - April 24, 2014 at 08:43 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Carole, I'm so sorry to hear about Roger's passing, he left us way too young. I have very fond memories of Roger when I worked for him at IVC in the period 1999 - 2007). During those years we had some great fun and I also learned some great life lessons from him which I carried forward and still apply today. So sad to hear about this terrible news and that he never got to enjoy retirement which I know was something he was looking forward too very much.

Marc Creemers - April 23, 2014 at 06:57 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Barbara Szalay - April 13, 2014 at 09:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Carole,I was so sorry to learn of Roger's passing. You and Hilary have my sincere sympathy. I will keep both of you in my prayers. Please call me at 984-3854 if I can help you in any way.Barbara Getz

Barbara Getz - April 12, 2014 at 07:24 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear about the loss of Roger. He was always a wonderful, upbeat, and positive person. Truly, a very nice guy. I'm sure he will be missed by many. He was always very intelligent, and a natural, top student in high school. I remember one time, he and his pal, Kevin Caldwell, who was also in our Keystone class, drove over to my house in his Dad's International Travelall (which was a HUGE, prehistoric-SUV, similar to an industrial strength Chevy Suburban). We all took a ride in it, and it was a huge vehicle. But, just like everything about Roger, it was fun.Take care, everyone, and God Bless,Merlin Grigsby, Nashville, Tennessee (Keystone Class of 1974)

Merlin Grigsby - April 12, 2014 at 06:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Carole,I was shocked to open the newspaper this morning and see Roger's obituary. This is tragic as he was so young. You have our sincere sympathy. I wanted to send you a card, but didn't have your address. Please call me if you have time.(988-7871) You will be in our prayers.Lynne and Jack Jordan

Lynne Jordan - April 12, 2014 at 05:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Crayton

Jon & Dawn Fitzgerald - April 12, 2014 at 05:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Crayton

Norene Gill - April 11, 2014 at 09:08 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. God bless you.Leonor Vicencio, Invacare-México.

Leonor - April 11, 2014 at 01:54 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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