McAllen Commissioner Scott Crane passes away, Community mourns loss of longtime leader; thoughts with family

by Public Information Office | Dec 14, 2014


Three-term District 1 Commissioner Scott C. Crane, an ardent community leader dedicated to the City, passed away Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack. He was 50 years old.

Commissioner Crane, an avid long-distance runner, suffered the heart attack after participating in the second annual McAllen Marathon – an event he helped to create and launch last year.

After feeling some discomfort, Commissioner Crane pulled himself out of the marathon in the morning, and went to his residence. Emergency personnel responded to his home just after 11 a.m., CPR was performed and then he was transported to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. He died at 12:55 p.m.

Commissioner Crane is survived by his wife Sasha and school-aged children daughter Taylor and son Diego.

 “Our City family is truly in shock over the sudden and tragic loss of Commissioner Scott Crane,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “Scott’s enthusiasm for bettering our city, especially our children, his leadership and caring for our citizens will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to Scott’s family and I ask that everyone remember Scott’s loved ones in their prayers.”

 Crane was first elected as commissioner in 2005, and was most recently re-elected to serve his third term in 2013. Commissioner Crane also served on various community boards and supported other groups such as McAllen Economic Development Corporation and the McAllen Boys & Girls Club.

 He was the owner of Carwash Carwash and Tesoro Metals Recycling.