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Audrey M. Crates

  • On August 3, 2021

Audrey M. Crates, age 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, July 23, 2021. Born on November 5, 1932, she was the daughter of the lates Lourene and Andrew McClain. Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Crates. Loving mother of Dave (Denise) Crates of Clifton Park, NY, Doug Crates of Bentleyville, PA, Paul Crates of Baltimore, MD, and Amy (Greg) Treu of Rocky Top, TN. Cherished Gammy of Emily, Zachary, Tyler, Andrei, and Vera. Loving sister to the late Harry (Janie) McClain of Buffalo, NY, the late Richard McClain of Pittsburgh, PA, the lates Harold (Jo Ann) McClain of Philadelphia, PA, and Delores (late Guy) Proie of Pittsburgh, PA.

Audrey was an active member and choir participant in the Spencer United Methodist Church. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed her calling as a teacher’s aide working with special education students. Always upbeat, outgoing, and welcoming, Audrey was a friend to all. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and she will be dearly missed. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

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Jim DelBianco
She was one of a kind. The best partner I ever had. Now at peace and back with Chuck! My sympathies to all of you.
Marie Morris
I am sorry to hear about your mom. Audrey was the most kind and welcoming person to all including myself. Over the years, I missed our conversations and our walks in the park. Please contact me once the memorial service is arranged. I loved your mom and my friend. Marie-Jeanne Morris 413-849-8563 mjmorrissr@yahoo.com