Former Mayor Paul Crowley Dies at 84

He spent years serving the community and was a beloved staple at all San Marino High football games.

The former mayor of San Marino, Paul Crowley, died Monday at the age of 84.

Crowley who was also known as 'Mr. San Marino' because of his expansive service to the city, had been in poor health for several months, according to the San Marino Tribune. Crowley passed away with his son Jon at his side, the newspaper reported.

He served three terms on the city council and was a member on several city committees, commissions and boards.

Crowley, is a South Pasadena-San Marino High School alum and longtime booster who has attended every Titans game for nearly 60 years. A beloved Titan, he has been a staple at all South Pasadena-San Marino football games since the 1950s -- and his legend is honored by the Crowely trophy, which is awarded to the winner of this rivalry matchup every year.

According to the Tribune, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Southwestern Academy, 2800 Monterey Road, San Marino.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the Claire Crowley Memorial Art Fund at San Marino High School, 750 Winston Ave., San Marino, CA 91108. (Claire Crowley, Paul's daughter, died at the age of 22).

Cathy Ude December 11, 2012 at 01:23 AM
This sweet man had a 'heart of gold' and always said the nicest things to people. He will always have a very special place in the Ude's hearts.
Michael.Turpin December 11, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Paul was simply one of the nicest Dads a kid could play for in youth sports. Growing up on the baseball diamond with Jon Crowley, Paul was always there - a reassuring, supportive presence, a kind pat on the back when we would take it on the chin and a wide grin when we prevailed. He radiated integrity, empathy, community and was a rock solid part of the community standards that kept many of us in line and aspiring for the best. We will miss him but he is alive in the way each of us choose to lead and coach in our respective communities around the country. Spike, you're carrying the torch now. The Turpin family will all miss him. Michael Turpin, New Canaan.CT
Gilda Moshir December 11, 2012 at 05:27 AM
I just read the legacy of this great man, and now this sad news, he will be missed by the community no doubt, my condolences to his family and friends
Lainnie December 11, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Paul's legacy will live on. A prominent pillar of our community, he leaves behind many memories, contributions and loving friends and family.


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