December 21, 1963-April 25, 2020
William John (Bill) Crowley a resident of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, died after succumbing to injuries sustained in an accident.
Bill was a kind, thoughtful, generous soul who enjoyed making people laugh and engaging with people based on who they were, not who he needed them to be. A lover of art, music, theater, wine, good food (and Cheez-Its), British television, Chicago, and architecture, Bill was a humble man who charmed everyone he met. He was instinctually creative—a glass blower, metal worker, lamp maker, decorator, and an accomplished theater set designer—Bill's set designs drew consistent favorable feedback, but his set design for several productions of Edward Gorey's "Gorey Stories" for Chicago's Blindfaith theatre company stood out and received glowing reviews from Chicago theater critics.
The youngest of 7, Bill grew up in South Holland, IL, attended Holy Ghost elementary school, graduated from Thornwood High School ('82) and DePaul University ('86). An artist at heart, Bill held a variety of professional jobs to support his passions. Bill was loved by many, including his surviving siblings Bob (Nancy) Crowley, Denny (Jane) Crowley, Rita (Paul) Cioni, and Kathy (Bob) Bajer; his nieces and nephews Josh (Kate), Terry (Jessica), Jessie (David), Matt, Jon (Katie), Kevin (Jen), Brian (Jayme), Bridget (Patrick); great nieces and nephews Olivia, Emilia, Lucas, and Logan; his dear friend Brent Frost; and his great ally Sharon Danehy Crowley.