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Arthur F. Crelin Sr.

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Arthur F. Crelin Sr. Obituary
Arthur F. Crelin Sr.

AGE: 96 • Neptune

Arthur F. Crelin Sr., passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center of bladder cancer. He was born in Newark and spent most of his life in Ocean Grove and Shark River Hills, Neptune. He was a welder for over 60 years and had a triple A certification in all phases of welding. He moved several times for the job and most notably he went to work for Lockheed Martin in California. There he did some of the welding on the interior of the Friendship 7 space capsule that sits in the foyer of the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He also worked for General Dynamics in Avenel, NJ as welding supervisor.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 74 years, Dorothy M. (Brannan) Crelin; his parents, William M. Crelin Jr. and Marie (Niebergaff) Crelin; his brothers, William M. Crelin III (infant of 5 days), James W. Crelin (infant of 1 yr) and Dr. Robert R. Crelin Sr. Surviving are his sons, Arthur F. Crelin Jr. of Bryan, Texas, William B. Crelin and his wife Linda of Texas, and Michael G. Crelin Sr. and his wife Adrienne of Brick; his two grandchildren, Michael G. Crelin Jr. and his wife Jaclyn of Brick, and Lauren Ashley Crelin, also of Brick. Also surviving are his two nephews and one niece, Robert R. Crelin Jr., Richard R. Crelin, and Wendy Crelin; and his longtime and dear friend, Evelyn Cominsky.

There are no funeral services and burial after cremation is private.

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Published in Asbury Park Press from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2014
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