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Edward Allen Crissman, 80, of Kittanning, passed away on June 5, 2019 at ACMH Hospital. He was born to the late Verdie (Akins) and Edward Crissman on July 5, 1938. He was a lifetime member of Brush Valley Brethren Church in Adrian, where he had served as Deacon, Trustee, Steward, and Moderator throughout the years. He was a member of the Masonic Temple #244 and Coudersport Consistory. He was a lifetime member of East Franklin Twp. Department. Edward worked for West Penn Power in Kittanning, where he retired after 38 years as head mechanic. Allen and his wife Jean enjoyed years of square dancing at Frogtown. He enjoyed camping with his family, hunting, and loved playing cards with his family & friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 48 years, Gloria Jean (French) Crissman; his son-in-law, Lonnie Bowser; his grandson, Jesse Rottman; his daughter-in-law, Karen Crissman; his sister, Phyllis Bish; and his brother-in-law, Andy French. He is survived by his five children: David Crissman of Butler, Darrell Crissman & wife Joan of Greensburg, Lisa & husband Tim Kutch of Kittanning, Pam & husband William Pyle of Worthington, Amy & husband Dave Rottman of Cowansville. He has 14 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren. Grandchildren include: David & Gretchen Crissman (daughter Madelyn), Rebecca & Josh Shuster, Christopher Crissman, Matthew Crissman, Charity & Rich Smail (kids Laney & Logan), Tim & Trina Kutch (son Brady), Adam & Heather Kutch (daughter Callie), Caitlyn Kutch, Brandon & Elisa Pyle (kids Eli & Brantley), Jonathan Pyle, Brandon Murtland, Jackson Pyle, Teija Rottman, & Andrew Rottman. Also, he is survived by his bonus grandchildren: Eric Shriver, Adam Croyle, Brianna Wolfe, & Kale Hill. He is also survived by his brother, Owen Dean Crissman, and sisters, Loretta Kepple and Nancy Gray. Also surviving is sister-in-law Carol French, brother-in-law Roy Edward French, & brother-in-law Bob French & wife Diane; and several nieces & nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday at Brush Valley Brethren Church in Adrian from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Vincent Edwin officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Valley Brethren Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Edward's honor to Brush Valley Brethren Church.