Melvin L. Crowl, age 90, of Lebanon, PA, passed away on February 9, 2021 and transitioned to his new home in Heaven. Melvin was born near Hanover, PA in the same farm home along Bartholomew Church Road in which his mother was born. He was the son of the late Joseph and Sadie Crowl. He worked most of his life as a farmer on various farms in southeastern PA and MD and also spent several years driving dairy, bread, and poultry product delivery trucks. He moved to Lebanon, PA after retiring to be close to the Christian Fellowship and Missions church in Rexmont, PA. In addition, after retiring from full time work, he worked for the Manheim Auto Auction for 12 years driving vehicles at the auctions.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary (Feeser) Crowl; his children and their spouses, Melvin Crowl Jr. (Debbie), Joyce Smeton, (Edward “Boh”), Kenneth Crowl (Darlene), Gerald Crowl (Robin), Robert Crowl (Angie), and Donna Beninati (Mike); his grandchildren, J. Matthew Crowl, Heather Crowl, Veronica Ramsingh, John Smeton, Josh Smeton, Justin Crowl, Jennifer Furrow, Charity Showalter, and Julie John; and 13 great grandchildren. In addition, Melvin was preceded in death by one grandchild, Rebecca Crowl, and his brother and his wife, Clarence and JoAnna Crowl.
A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00AM, Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM, Monday, February 15, 2021 at the funeral home with the Rev. David Sanger officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, PA. In compliance with health and public safety directives, those attending will be required to wear masks, be socially distanced and attendance inside the funeral home may be limited. The service will be live streamed at www.kenworthyfh.com for those who cannot attend.
Serving as pallbearers will be J. Matthew Crowl, Jesse Showalter, Michael Beninati, Robert Crowl, Zachary Crowl, and Luke Crowl.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Christian Fellowship and Missions, P.O. Box 51, Rexmont, PA 17085, or Voice of God, P.O. Box 950, Jeffersonville, IN 47131.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.
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