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Crissey, David H., 85, Johnstown, died December 14, 2015 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born April 12, 1930 in Johnstown; son of the late Roy J. and Anna M. (Shillinger) Crissey. Preceded in death by brothers, Edward and Thomas Crissey and sisters, Almeda Burgan and Jane Potts. Survived by loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Martha E. (LaVan) Crissey; daughter, Diana M. Smith, married to Paul, Johnstown; sons, Dave R. Crissey, married to Barbara (Mulhollen), Johnstown; and Victor H. Crissey, married to Stacy (Feighner), Overland Park, KS; grandsons, Kevin Crissey married to Karmen (Duff), Beulaville, NC; and Nicholas Crissey, Overland Park, KS; also, sister, Bertha Martin, Rovanna, OH.
Dave was honorably discharged from 440th Signal Corp, Army Aviation Heavy Construction Battalion, where he taught pole line construction and communications. He retired as an electrician from Gautier Division of Bethlehem Steel Corp. after 35 years or service. Life member of Greater Jackson Sportsmen’s Hassock; Laurel Run Rod and Gun Club, National Rifle Assoc. and VFW. Active member of Daisytown Sportsmen Club and Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Assoc. Member of Colver, Patton and Smokey Valley Sportsmen’s Clubs; Cresson Community Sportsmen’s Assoc., Gallitzin Sportsmen’s Assoc., and Portage Revolver and Pistol Club.
He ran and participated in summer and winter trap leagues for several years at Daisytown Sportsmen and had 25 consecutive years perfect attendance at the Mountain Top Trap League. Up until a few years ago, Dave was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler. He was a very talented woodworker, and could fix anything, including restoring antique tractors and making his “little people” from railroad spikes. He thoroughly enjoyed his many friends who stopped by his workshop. He liked watching and feeding his critters and became an ardent Pittsburgh Pirates fan the last year of his life. He was a longtime regular donor to various charities. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St Vincent dePaul Family Kitchen, 231 Bedford St. Johnstown, PA 15901.
Friends received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 1521 Frankstown Rd. where service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Valerie Conrad, officiating. Military Ritual by VFW Menoher Post 155 Ritual Team. Arrangements in care of the Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com