Martin Franklin Crowley
Monday 26th of January 1981 - Thursday 11th of November 2021
Martin Franklin Crowley, 40, died in a house fire in the early morning of November 11, 2021, in Paris, Kentucky. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 26, 1981. He grew up in Lexington, went to schools there, and lived in England several times with his family while growing up. He graduated from Henry Clay High School in 2000, and afterwards took classes at Lexington Community College. He worked as a baggage handler and plane cleaner at the Lexington airport for several years, and for the past 15 years has worked as a cashier at Kroger.
He loved traveling, especially by airplane or train. He was a serious and opinionated sports fan. He adored the UK Wildcats’ basketball and football teams and the Cincinnati Reds, and rooted fervently against the Duke basketball team and the New York Yankees.
He loved Anglican church music, and he sang for many years and toured with the men and boys’ choir at Christ Church Cathedral.
Martin was a devoted uncle to his niece and nephew Lena and Max, a loving brother and son, and had a gentle personality that was uniquely his own. What you saw is what you got with Martin, and people loved him for that. He is survived by his parents Philip and Lillie Frank Crowley, his sister Sarah Crowley, her husband Aaron Fischer, and their children Lena and Max, all of Berkeley, California, and a large number of cousins and friends.
A service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, November 17, at 6:00pm, with a visitation from 4:30 to 5:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Cathedral Choir Tour Fund, by check to Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507, or online at www.ccclex.org, with “Martin Crowley - Choir Tour Fund” in memo field.
Jane and Shawn Livingstonsays
Lillie, Phil, Sarah, we were heartbroken to hear of Martin’s death. We were out of town when it happened and didn’t hear about it until last weekend. He was truly a kind and gentle young man, one who lived fully and well. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. We are thinking of you and grieving for your horrible loss. Know that you are loved.
Jane and Shawn Livingstonsays
Lily, Phil, Sarah, we were heartbroken to hear of Martin’s death. We were out of town when it happened and somehow didn’t know about it until last weekend. He truly was the kindest and gentlest of young men, a real loss to the world he lived in so well. Bless all of you. We are thinking of you and grieving your terrible loss. Know that you are loved.
Janice and Don Kellysays
I went to Kroger’s today and saw the memorial display in memory of Martin. If they had not had that I would not have known about his passing. I was shocked to see this. I only knew him as a very efficient cashier which caused me to often seek his lane to check out. I always enjoyed his friendly and courteous conversations. He will be missed. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.
Lillie and Phil, Martin, you and your wonderful family are in our thoughts and prayers. We're so sorry for your loss - it is hard to believe. Martin was a beautiful soul that will always be remembered. God bless your family!
Lillie, Phil and Sarah, I cannot express my grief to you, our friendship goes back many years, through thick and thin. You have always been supportive of me, I hope I can do the same for you during this terrible time.
Dear Lilly My heart breaks for you and all of the family. I will always see his face aglow as he sang to God. A voice and smile we will not forget. Prayers for you all as you grieve. God bless, Donna