Crystal M. McArdell

1987 - 2021


Crystal M. McArdell, born in Syracuse, NY on March 27, 1987, entered into eternal peace on March 23, 2021.  She was currently a resident of Ontario, NY.  Predeceased by her father, Michael McArdell, Crystal is survived by her beloved son, Mason Rancier; Mother, Jean Argus of N. Syracuse; Fiancee, Nicole Morris (Timmy and Denzell) of Ontario, NY; sisters Kelly Argus of Phoenix, AZ, and Melanie McArdell-Awan (Ahmed) of Brooklyn, NY; nephews Austin and Chase Cook of Phoenix, AZ; niece Hannah Awan of Brooklyn, NY. 
Since ancient times, crystals have been known to be “one of a kind” magical stones used to counteract a negative effect.  Crystal McArdell was just that.  At a young age, she began to exhibit characteristics of a gentle, loving, soul.  She was beautiful with an innocent sparkle in her eyes that could not be forgotten.  She was kind and compassionate, the epitome of selflessness; literally giving those less fortunate the “shirt off her back” many a time.  She was always the peacemaker, never holding a grudge, but instead offering a hug and a smile.   Her hugs were the best, you could literally feel her love for you in them. Crystal had a unique sense of style and humor that encapsulated her youthful spirit.  She was an avid movie buff and gaming enthusiast with an appreciation for music and meaningful lyrics.  Crystal was as real as real can be and to know her, was to love her.      
Crystal’s proudest achievement in life was being a mother.  Her smile shone brightest when she was with her son, Mason.  She simply adored him and he was her greatest joy.   Crystal’s  heart was made of gold, but fragile from her journey in life.  Through her personal struggles, she remained fiercely protective of the ones she loved and will watch over all of us until the day we see her again. 

There will be no calling hours due to COVID.  A Celebration of Life will take place on June 4, 2021.

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Aunt Christine

March 30, 2021 8:46 AM

'' Grief never ends, but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not
a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love."
Sending love and peace .
Aunt Christine

Aunt Christine

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Annamaria Repko

April 1, 2021 3:16 PM

Dear Jean,  I was so sorry to hear about Crystal.  I can't  believe what you must be going thru.  She was an adorable child and I remember so many fun days we all had.  She loved our dogs and would get in the crate with Malcome when he was so small.  Love and prayers to you and your family.  Annamaria Repko

Brandon, Yanna, Christian, Annalise & Dahlia

March 28, 2021 10:39 PM

Thinking of you always.
Brandon, Yanna, Christian, Annalise & Dahlia

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Your Wife, Nicole

March 27, 2021 12:38 PM

To the love of my whole life,
You were a lover of all things living, including the environment... “littering is bad, littering is no good....” those who know, know. In loving memory darling...
Your Wife, Nicole

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Carolyn Van Vleck

March 27, 2021 11:04 AM

I'm a close friend of Crystal's aunt, Martha. This is so incredibly sad coming on top of her dad's recent death. Deepest sympathies to the family in this time of sorrow.

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