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.
Anthony V. Scottsays
May Martin’s gentle soul find rest eternal and delight as he watches over those that he loved. Lillie Ruth, Phil, and Sarah I send love, comfort and prayers from our whole family to yours. God Bless and we love ❤️ for always🙏🏻
I so wish I could be there. Is there any way to access the service by Zoom? Regardless, I will be there in my heart with continued prayers of love and light to all.❤️🙏🏻😇
Joan and David Fischersays
Martin, our cherished family member, lit up our lives with his warm presence, sweet smile, love of family and shared, respected analyses, opinions and zest for his favored and not so favored sports teams. We are blessed by our closeness with the Crowley family, and Martin will forever be in our hearts. Go Wildcats!