Trevor D. Crandall, age 42, passed away on Wednesday, January 19 at Aspen Highlands, CO. Trevor was born May 8, 1979, in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada to James and Jeanne (Brown) Crandall. He graduated from Massena High School in 1997, from SUNY Potsdam in 2002, and from the University of Denver – Daniels College of Business – with a Masters of Business Administration in 2009.
As a decorated United States Army Captain, Trevor was recognized with multiple Bronze Star medals for his courage and leadership during two separate one-year deployments to Iraq. Trevor's contributions to the storied 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment were directly noted in the unit’s Presidential Unit Citation award, and were recognized by former President George W. Bush during a White House briefing in March 2006.
Beyond his educational and military achievements, Trevor made the most of each and every day. Though he was taken from us much too soon, Trevor was able to accomplish more in 42 years than most people could achieve in two lifetimes. While he was a dear friend to many, Trevor was first and foremost an amazing and proud father to his young son, Patrick D. Crandall. Trevor enjoyed sharing his love of outdoor adventure with Patrick, and they cherished their time together snowboarding, wakeboarding, kite surfing, range shooting, and camping, as well as playing hockey and lacrosse, and enjoying Broncos, Bills, and Avs games.
Trevor’s many talents also included writing books and screenplays. His screenplay efforts were recognized at the GI Film Festival, and his recently finished book about his Army unit in Iraq will soon be published. Trevor also volunteered and supported several veterans' causes; in addition to being a board member for Veteran Green Jobs, he also supported disabled veterans as a volunteer snowboard instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Most recently, Trevor’s strategic counsel on using corporate aircraft assets in Afghanistan was approved by President Joe Biden, directly leading to the evacuation of hundreds of Afghan refugees.
Trevor is survived by his son Patrick and Patrick’s mother Melissa; his parents Jeanne and Jim; his brothers and sisters, James (Lori), Erica, andBrian (Karen); and by his nieces and nephews Tristan, Lex, Nicholas, Bry, Noah, Evan, Nathan, Riley, Matthew, and Thomas. As well as many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Trevor’s mother Jeanne asks that in lieu of flowers, you please donate to Veteran Green Jobs @
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