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Anthony Crispino

Anthony Crispino, 87 Anthony Crispino, 87, a former longtime resident of Ridley Township and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died Aug. 25, 2014, at Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Middletown. Born in Nether Providence, Mr. Crispino was a resident there and the Woodlyn section of Ridley Township in his early years. He made his home in the Folsom section of Ridley Township for 50 years before moving to Fair Acres four years ago. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed a good time, a good joke and a good meal. Mr. Crispino was a machinist at Boeing for 35 years. He retired in 1992. He was a member of Upland Baptist Church, where he volunteered with the food bank for a number of years. A proud military veteran, he was an Army rifleman and a military police officer. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. His military commendations include the Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals. He and his late wife, Gladys Reynolds Crispino, were avid Phillies fans. Mr. Crispino loved to fish, especially with his sons. He also liked bowling, and spent many hours instructing others how to perfect their game. He was a former baseball coach with the Folsom Boys' Club. He also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City. He was the son of the late Frank and Josephine Kularch Crispino. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Crispino; a daughter, Cheryl Renee Crispino; two brothers, Dominic Crispino and Walter Regetto; and three sisters, Stella Valentine Hackman, Mary Gaudiello and Wanda Huboky. Survivors: Three sons, Robert, Frank and John Crispino; a daughter, Dawn Ralls; two sisters, Emily Crispino and Frances Quinn; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many friends. Services: His funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, at Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, where calling will begin at 10 a.m. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Upland Baptist Church, 325 Main St., Upland, PA 19015, or the American Cancer Association, 1615 West Chester Pike, Suite 102, West Chester, PA 19382, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.lyonsfs.com.

Funeral Home

Kevin M Lyons Funeral Service Ltd
202 S Chester Pike Glenolden, PA 19036
(610) 583-4400
Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 31, 2014
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