Stephen Jeremy Crum died on Sunday, October 16, 2016, after being stricken at home. He was the son of the Rev. John M., Jr. and Ernestine Benson Crum. He was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on March 5, 1958, when his father was Rector at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Keansburg, New Jersey. He relocated with his family in to Cobleskill in 1967 when Fr. Crum became the Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. He attended Cobleskill Central School and graduated in 1976. He attended SUNY Cobleskill where he played on the Tennis Team, Swim Team, Diving and Water Polo. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to Coastal Carolina University where he played tennis and graduated with a BS in Marine Biology in 1980. He married Stephanie Miller, formerly of Albany, on October 31, 1992 and they lived in Herndon, VA where he was employed as an Assistant Program Manager for Navy contracts at Telos International. He was active in the Episcopal Churches in Great Falls, VA and Cobleskill, NY. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; his son, Army Private First Class Samuel Morgan Crum of Fort Campbell, Kentucky and daughter, Sarah Katherine Crum of Herndon. He is also survived by his mother, Ernestine Crum of Warnerville; his brother, James F. Crum (Joanne) of Cobleskill; a niece, Darcy Crum Meadows (Ryan); and grandniece, Joanna Lia Meadows, of Baltimore, MD; his mother-in-law, Bernice Fields Miller (late Melvin) of Herndon; and brother-in-law, Douglas Miller (Helen) of Baltimore. His father, the Rev. John M. Crum, Jr., predeceased him in 1996. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, St. Christopher's Place, Cobleskill, NY. A visitation period will be held at the church prior to the mass, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk will be the celebrant, assisted by The Rev. Dr. Ellen Neufeld, FHC, Interim Rector. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, PO Box 386, Cobleskill, NY 12043. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home of Middleburgh. Further information and the provision for online condolences may be found at www.merenessputnamfuneral home.com .
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