This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved colleague, Art Crowley. Art left us too soon and we will remember him through sharing stories, memories, and photos of him.

As you move through the tabs of his life, a gallery of his photos and your posted stories, we hope that you find some comfort. To his loving family, we are happy to share just how much Art touched our lives.

We will remember him forever.

Tributes are short messages commemorating Art, or an expression of support to his closest family and friends. Leave your first tribute here, and others will follow.

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Forever In Our Hearts

Arthur (Art) Douglas Crowley, 57, a 27 year resident of Oakton, VA, died suddenly on March 26, 2021. Art was born on June 13, 1963 in Uniondale, New York and was the youngest of 3 children of Edward and Josephine Crowley. He attended SUNY Maritime College and received a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1986. He later attended Hofstra University and received an MBA in Finance.

Art started his career in New York as a programmer for Grumman Corporation and was currently a Services Delivery Executive for Cisco Systems. In 1991, Art married Charlene Marie Beaudry and for 29 years they shared a life full of joy and adventure. A career opportunity brought them to Virginia in 1993 and there they were blessed with two sons, Mark and James. Art shared many of his hobbies with his sons and his greatest joy was time spent with them. From sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, to backpacking trips with the Boy Scouts of Troop 152, where Art was an Assistant Scoutmaster and Committee Chair, to Sundays shooting skeet and trap at the Izaak Walton League, to, most recently, finding scenic places to fly his drone, Art enjoyed every moment. Art was also a BBQ enthusiast who loved sharing a smoked brisket or fine wine and steaks with family and friends. Art had a gift of making everyone feel welcome and when you sat around the table with him the conversation and laughter was abundant.

Art is survived by his wife, Charlene, and sons Mark and James. Art is also survived by his parents, Edward and Josephine Crowley, a sister, Helena McKenna and her husband Stephen, and brother, Edward Crowley and his wife Evelyn. He was known as Uncle Art to 17 nieces and nephews who he enjoyed spending time with. Art will be missed by numerous other family and friends.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Reference: Art's Obituary
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Art's Memory

Shared by Charlene Crowley on May 6, 2021
I came across this tribute to Art tonight when I was really feeling his loss. He has left a void in my heart that will never be filled. I want you all to know that I was comforted by all your wonderful stories. Art was a remarkable person who touched so many lives. He loved with all his heart and cared about everyone. He would always get the job done but in the end everything was about the people. He was a teacher, a mentor and a friend to all. He was my better half and made me a better person. He was a best friend to his sons, Mark and James. Please continue to share your memories of him and a know a part of him will live on in all of us.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

From Sandra Wooten

Shared by Michelle Montesano on April 23, 2021
Art having fun with his Navy Family :-)

From Hellen Matereke

Shared by Michelle Montesano on April 15, 2021
Art was my NGL (Next Generation Leadership) partner for the last 4 months and I learned a lot especially the love he had for his family. I looked through my messaging app to see his last message to me during class. Here it is " i get real feedback from my wife and i'm way better for it". Rest in peace Art