ELK GROVE VILLAGE - John W. Crispe, age 85, died Sunday May 4, 2014 at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood. He was born September 6, 1928 in Chicago to John K. and Ruth (Hill) Crispe. On July 2, 1948 he married Bertha H. Hardy. John was a veteran of the Korean War
serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
. He was a resident of Elk Grove Village for over 50 years. John was a camera operator over 30 years for NBC TV retiring in 1994. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bertha; two children, John C. (Sandy) Crispe, Wendy (John) Pitts; four grandchildren, Amy Crispe, Sara (Matt) Clark, John (Malorie) Crispe, John Pitts; three great grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan and Nora; and a sister, Anita Till. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Dean Henderson and Del Tyre. Friends and relatives may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, IL. Interment will be private. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to Autism Speaks, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Arrangements entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com
, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.