James A. “Jim” Crissman, 79, of Kittanning, passed away Thursday March 16, 2023 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born February 19, 1944 in Adrian to the late Thomas and Genevieve (Rickel) Crissman.
Jim was a retired Kiln Fireman at Eljer in Ford City and worked on the Goldstrohm Farms. He served in the United States Army in Germany, and was a member of the Kittanning Church of God. He enjoyed jig saw puzzles, woodworking, hunting and fishing, and watching the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers. Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren and family and really enjoyed family get togethers.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years whom he married on May 4, 1968 Elizabeth “Libby” (Jordan) Crissman of Kittanning; 3 daughters Jennifer Goldstrohm and her husband Troy of Kittanning, Brenda Fox and her husband Rusty of Templeton, and Rebecca Beitzel and her husband Forrest of Dayton; son Jeff Crissman and his wife Jamie of Ford City; 6 grandchildren Elizabeth Fox, Megan Fox, T.J. Goldstrohm, Ben Crissman, Taylor Goldstrohm, and Ezra Beitzel; 1 great grandson Kayden Stroupe; 2 sisters Judy Slease and her husband Barry of West Sunbury and Nancy Ramsey of Kittanning; brother John Crissman of Kittanning; sister in law Kathy Crissman; many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Louis Crissman.
Friends will be received on Monday March 20, 2023 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday March 21, 2023 at the Kittanning Church of God, 201 Smith Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 with Rev. Robert Grimm and Rev. Richard Molgaard officiating with additional visitation at the Church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment is in Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington. In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to the Kittanning Church of God at 201 Smith Street, Kittanning, PA 16201
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