Jerome L. 'Jerry' Crane, 78, passed away May 31, 2010. Survived by his children, Leslie Biggs, Paul (Cathryn) Crane and Lynn Taylor; brothers, Leslie (Jackie) Crane, Norman (Vickie) Crane and Stuart (Barbara) Crane; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, DC and Karen Wheeler; grandchildren, Candice (Matt) Blake, Stephen Biggs, Meghan (Gallagher) Roed and Chris Taylor; great-grandchildren, Madison and Reese Blake and Aiden Roed, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Sue A. Crane on June 3, 2008; brother, Myron Crane; and sister, Janet Braham. Jerry was born March 12, 1932, in Detroit, Mich. to Leslie and Beatrice Crane. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a commercial real estate developer and was a large part of Pueblo's development. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, Sue, and sailing. Jerry was a charter member of PEDCO, past president of Rotary 43 and Pueblo Symphony, member of Urban Renewal and HARP. He was also a major contributor to the Pueblo West library expansion. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. Those who desire may make memorials to Animal Welfare & Protection (PAWS) through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Direstors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I remember the quote he gave me that changed my life. “wake up each morning and tell yourself you are unique, just like everybody else.” – Jerome Crane

    Please e-mail ,e cause I would love to get to know the family of the man who changed my life.

  2. Jerry was a great friend to all in the community and also a great friend to Boy Scouting. His personal investment earned him the distinction as a Mountaineer with the Rocky Mountain Council. His personal dedication ensured that every young man would have the opportunity to join Scouting. On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Council, thank you for setting the example that each of us will strive to achieve.

  3. Jerry was a person with a wealth of knowledge and a person you could always turn to when you needed “historical” information. I first worked with Jerry on Urban Renewal and many times we would turn to Jerry for an answer to all aspects as it related to Urban Renewal. It was the same with Rotary 43; great mind. Jerry volunteered for all Rotary 43 projects and was always seen doing what was needed with the Duck Stampede. Jerry believed in the Pueblo Community and was one of our greatest advocates. He will be missed.

  4. Katherine and I were deeply saddened to hear that Jerry had passed away. We want the Crane family to know that we share your sorry and that we will keep Jerry in our memory.

  5. My favorite Rotarian. A wealth of knowldedge, kindness and can do attitude. I will miss working with him so much. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

  6. Our condolences to the Crane family. Jerry was one of my first Boss’s in the Majestic Building in Pueblo. I will never forget his cigar in his mouth and his big Lincoln Continental cars. He was a great man who loved his “town”. He will be missed.

  7. Leslie, Lynn, Paul and family-So very sorry for your loss. Words are inadequate right now-please know you are in my thoughts and prayers…..he was such a good man and great Dad! Les, I love ya.

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