Former Cincinnati vice-mayor dies

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A former Cincinnati vice mayor and council member who was also a bar owner and international aid worker early Sunday morning.

David Crowley died around 3 a.m. after a recurrence of cancer.  His nephew Tim Crowley says he had been quite ill lately after seemingly beating the cancer several years ago. 

Crowley came to elected office late in life.  He joined Cincinnati City Council in 2001.  His prior experience took him to Eastern Europe and other places to direct aid projects.  He and other family members also owned Crowley's in Mt. Adams.

In 2007 he was named vice mayor, and served in that position until retiring from council in 2009.

In a statement, Mayor Mark Mallory said "The City has lost a gentle giant with the passing of former Vice Mayor David Crowley.  I am saddened by this loss.  He served our community with a grace and compassion that shall be greatly missed.  His advice helped me be a better Mayor and his friendship helped me be a better man.  My heart goes out to his wife Sherri, his children, and family.  I will truly miss him."

Crowley lived in Walnut Hills.   He was 73.

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