Tuesday, February 18, 2003


Sally Crane wrote volunteer column

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

ANDERSON TWP. - Sally Favret Crane, a prolific volunteer who wrote a weekly volunteer opportunities column for the Enquirer, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Anderson Township resident was 75.

Mrs. Crane held a degree in radio broadcasting from the College-Conservatory of Music, but dedicated much of her life to her family.

The homemaker and mother of six was married to James. J. "Steve" Crane, an executive with WLW-TV.

She began volunteering in earnest while the family was living in Washington, D.C., during the 1970s and '80s.

Upon their return to Greater Cincinnati in 1988, she began doing volunteer research at the Cincinnati Art Museum and working for the United Way & Community Chest Volunteer Resource Center. During that time, she wrote the volunteer opportunities column.

Mrs. Crane was also a volunteer at Mercy Anderson Hospital until last year.

The Hyde Park native and graduate of Ursuline Academy attended St. John Fisher Church in Newtown.

Survivors include: her husband of 54 years, Steve Crane; four daughters, Amy Crane of Alexandria, Va., Chris Crane ofAmherst, Mass., Lucy Crane of Northside and Peggy Crane of San Diego; two sons, Steve Crane of Hyattsville, Md., and Tony Crane of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, Jeanne Dell of Hyde Park; five brothers, J. Raymond Favret of O'Bryonville, Andrew Favret of Bethany Beach, Del., Jack Favret of Cleveland, William Favret of Pleasant Ridge and H. Richard Favret of Detroit; and eight grandchildren.

Services have been held. Interment was at Guardian Angels Cemetery.

Memorials: Glenmary Home Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati 45246.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com

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