John Crowfis, 62, is a lifelong auto mechanic and resident of Cumberland. He has spent 45 years in his home on Maryland Avenue, where he and his late wife raised their four children. Like many residents of the Rolling Mill, John takes pride in his home and made many improvements to it. But the property means more than that to him than the money and work he has invested in it. One of his wife’s wishes, before her passing, was that John not give up the home which has been in her family for generations. That’s why John is fighting.