His Life

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