It’s with a heavy heart we report the passing of Owen J. McCrudden.  Owen was the president of the club 1986-1988 and founder of the Mudders and Grunters race. 

The viewing will be at the Clark Funeral Home, Thursday, 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9pm at 2104 Saw Mill River Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Service: Mass of Christian Burial: Friday 10am, St. Joseph’s Church, Somers

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475,

If anyone has any pictures of Owen please email them and we’ll add them here.  

Comments are open if anyone would like to share a memory.

Rest in Peace

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10 Responses

  1. Owen, rest in peace. You hold many fond memories for me, going back to the “Price Chopperthon” races in Albany and lately seeing you on the 4th of July at Mahopac HS, plus many, many more.

  2. “That’s right, three pitchers of Guinness, we’re the Taconic Road Runners”, one of Owen’s many memorable pronouncements. I’ll raise a glass to you tonight my friend.

  3. Memorable Owen comment after the Bermuda Marathon in about 1984: “Owen, how did you do in the race?” Owen: “I was going so slow, I couldn’t slow down.” We will miss you, Owen, and we will tell your stories for a long time. Does anyone remember the swim/run at Mohansic with his shoes in a bag on his back to save time???

  4. Oops anonymous is Nancy Laun. I heard from Susan Then’s husband George in May that she passed away after a six year battle with sarcoma.

  5. A man who left a mark on all those he met. Sweet, engaging and ever happy…. heaven has been waiting for you! You will be missed on earth! Gods peace & love Mr McCrudden!

  6. Margaret I was browsing the local race near Buchanan and saw this memorable for Owen. I guess I go way back when we first met after H.S.
    at FNCB. They were good years, We both went into the service and years later I met Owen on the train in his new uniform studying for another promotion. A few years later when I got into running I again came into contact with him. Owen seemed to try as many things as possible to
    compete in. The one I remember him telling me about was a two man team carrying a canoe a certain distance and then paddling.
    This one may have included running and bicycling as well. Owen did well in life both in work and play.

    Dave McEvoy

  7. I just read the FDNY Department orders on-line – I had the honor and privilege of serving with then-Capt. McCrudden in 14 Truck – He was my best audience – I’d hit him with a joke it seemed while he was always eating a bagel or roll and he would continue chewing and laughing at the same time – His leadership was beyond question—simply superlative – The epitome of the term “gentleman and scholar.” – Fabulous human being. – Respectfully – Jerry Caterino – Lt. – Ret. – FDNY

  8. The students from St Gregory The Great in Manhattan will always remember you Owen. John Watson and Kay Sharkey Enjoy Heaven.

  9. Dear McCrudden family ,
    I worked with Chief as my Dad did, Frank O’Rourke .
    I was a member of TRRC too and remember him cheering me on in the inaugural Mudders and Grunters.
    I remember how well he did at Fahnstock triathlon in 1986 .
    My best memory was Christmas Eve 1987 going for a 6 mile run around Mohansic . I was dressed in a Santa Claus out fit and he wanted to run with me for the last 3 miles .

    I said hello Chief .
    I told him how much I knew about him .
    Then , he finally begged, “Who are you ? “

    Merry Christmas, Chief !
    I’m Frank O’ Rourke , Jr.

    Sorry I missed your funeral – was not aware .

    My Dad passed in March of 2015 and my mom Jean in February of 2018.

    RIP Brother

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