David “Jake” Crawford

July 1, 1953 - September 18, 2021

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David Allan Crawford "Jake", 68, of Cincinnati, died on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Hospice of Blue Ash surrounded by family. He was born on July 1st, 1953 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Jesse and Jacqueline (Carnes) Crawford.

Jake was known for his smile and his love for life. He never met a stranger. You were considered lucky to have met him. Jake loved his family almost as much as his movies and name tags he collected. He enjoyed going out to eat and was an absolute pleasure to be around.

Jake is survived by his sisters Anna (the late Angelo) Fillis and Lora (the late Mike) Papadis, nieces Jackie (Mike) Tannreuther , Christa (Austin) Hinkle, Joann Fillis, Nikki (Matthew) Trent and nephews Dino (Shelly) Fillis  and Brian (Michelle) Doran, great nieces Riley Reynolds, Kendall Tannreuther,  Zoe Hinkle, Zaylee Hinkle, Kyrah Doran, Paige Doran, Brooke Doran, Elliana Fillis, great nephews Zachary Hinkle, Preston Kells, Jaxson Doran, Braden Doran, Aristedes Fillis, Kane Trent, Bennett Trent cousins and many friends.

Jake is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers-in-law, and great niece Breanna Doran

A visitation will take place Friday, September 24, 2021 at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6410 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Liberty TWP, 45044, from 11 AM until the time for service at 12 noon. A burial will take place immediately following the service at Crown Hill Memorial Park, 11825 Pippin Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231.



Vickie Lawson - Oct 19, 2021
I just heard the sad news of David's passing. It's been many years since I last saw David, but he is remembered with love. A very sweet and gentle young man. God bless you sweetheart.
kyrah - Sep 25, 2021
i love you so much uncle jake , you will forever be missed and you will always live through me. from today forward i will be a better person for you and cherish the little things in life you showed me what it’s like to always be happy and what true love actually feels like.
Brian Doran - Sep 24, 2021
Until we meet again buddy! You were a big part of my childhood and I will cherish all the memories we’ve had together! You made our family better because of who you were. RIP Jake 🧡
Lora Papadis - Sep 24, 2021
Im lost without you and my life will never be the same without you in it. You will always be in my heart. Until we meet again. You will always be my best friend. Please watch over me to get me through each day.. I love you more then life!!
Jacqueline Joiner - Sep 23, 2021
Jake was such a character! Everyone loved him and will miss him so very much.Rih
Austin Martin - Sep 22, 2021
I only had the opportunity to spend time and make memories with you for a short period of time, but if feels as if you were a long time friend. Visiting you everyday to enjoy our sing-a-longs, puzzles, and the Andy Griffith Show gave my work purpose. I’ll forever cherish the video of you and I singing I Got You Babe, and listening to you hit every note throughout the song with a smile that lightened the whole room. I’ll never forget that smile😔 I’m happy that you no longer know of pain & agony and have made a friend of peace. I know you’re listening to Cher and the Partridge Family, watching the Adams Family, and enjoying all the Big Macs and chili that paradise has to offer your loving soul. I will carry your spirit with me forevermore until we meet again❤️ Love and eternal peace, Austin🖤
Noelle Polisso - Sep 22, 2021
Jake was an angel on earth too!
Melissa - Sep 21, 2021
David was an employee of Kidd Center for years. He will be missed greatly by his friends and staff. He brought alot of laughter to all that he encountered.
Wanita Hunter - Sep 21, 2021
Jake will be greatly missed his smile would light up a room. Jake we love you and miss you buddy it was an honor to have met you. Fly high my dear friend and rest easy.
Tara Mueller - Sep 21, 2021
So sorry to hear about Jake! He always had a smile for everyone, and a shimmy for me 😉 I always think of him when I hear a Dolly song. He will be very missed
Mary Kiser - Sep 21, 2021
Lora, I'm so sorry to hear about David. We loved him and We love you. You took such good care of him and so glad he had all that time with you and family. He was my honey and will miss him. God bless you. Love your Bestie of 55 years and more to come. Danny and I are here for you. David is doing great now and you will be fine. It will take time as you know.🙏❤️
Austin Hinkle - Sep 20, 2021
In remembrance of my Main Man! You will be missed but not lost. Our laughs, memories and one-liners will carry us through until we meet again my friend! Love You:) Until Later Uncle Jake, Austin
Richard Hinkle - Sep 20, 2021
Forever in our hearts & memories.