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George Crowe

Published: 1/12/2019 8:01:04 AM
Modified: 1/12/2019 8:01:03 AM

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL — June 28th, 1936 - January 6, 2019

George Crowe passed away in Port Charlotte, Florida on January 6th at the age of 82. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family.

George was a dedicated, wonderful man, who loved his family and his coaching career. He was born in 1936 and grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. He attended Springfield College in Massachusetts, obtaining an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Education.

George devoted his life to teaching and coaching and loved this opportunity. He taught and coached in many different places. He was head coach at Albany Academy (1960-64), Oswego State University (1964-69), Phillips Exeter Academy (1969-75), and Dartmouth College where he headed the men’s team from 1975-1984, before taking over the women’s team in 1986-1998. He founded the Elite Hockey Training Centers in 1985 and to this day it is still a highly respected and successful camp.

His recent years in retirement were spent in Enfield, New Hampshire, at their home on Lake Mascoma. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, tennis, golf and reading, as well as following hockey at all levels. Once they gave up skiing on the New England mountains, he and Barbara spent time in Port Charlotte, Florida where they pursued warm weather activities.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Barbara Crowe, to whom he was married 61 years, as well as his three daughters Cynthia Crowe, Patti Crowe Schoening and husband Randy, Wendy Crowe Watson and husband Brad and his 4 grandchildren, Ben Messier, Jessica Beall, Carly Watson, and Jackson Watson. He is also survived by his two brothers, John and Paul Crowe who currently live in Canada. He was predeceased by his parents George E. Crowe Sr. and Elizabeth Massey Crowe.

There will be a celebration of his life in Hanover, NH at the end of Spring.

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