William R. Crank Jr. 1946-2020

NILES — William Raymond Crank Jr., 73, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at the University Hospital in Cleveland, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Warren, the son of William Raymond and Betty Lee Sanders Crank Sr.

Bill retired in 2007, after working 35 years at WCI Steel. He was a member of St. Stephen Church and the Niles McKinley Masonic Lodge.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce Marie Pirigyi Crank, whom he married Nov. 11, 1967; son-in-law, John Allen Drummond Sr. and grandson, John Allen Drummond Jr., both of Niles; great-grandchildren, Kayden Queale and Sophia Drummond; brother, Samuel (Rose) Crank of Bradenton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michelle Lee Drummond, who died June 20, 2002; and grandson, Justin W.J. Drummond, who died May 21, 2018.

At his request, there are no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. Visit holetonyuhasz.com to view this tribute and share condolences with the family.

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