Former Vice Mayor David Crowley being laid to rest Monday

David Crowley
David Crowley

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Mass of Christian Burial for former Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Crowley will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 745 Ezzard Charles Drive.

Crowley died Jan. 15 after a recurrence of cancer. Family members say Crowley had been ill lately after beating cancer several years ago.

Crowley 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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