HARTFORD CITY – John E. Crimmel, D.D.S., 82, formerly of Hartford City, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
Dr. Crimmel was a resident of Naples, Fla., where he began practicing family dentistry in 1972 and was a member of the ADA, the West Coast Dental Association, and a former president of the Collier County Dental Society.
John belonged to Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples, Fla., where he served as a deacon and an elder.
John was born in Hartford City on April 14, 1930, and graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1948. He received his B.S. from Indiana University
, Bloomington, in 1952 and was a member of Sigma Chi.
He served as a lieutenant in the United States Army Quartermaster Corp. during the Korean Conflict
. Returning to school, John received his D.D.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1971.
He enjoyed summers at the family cottage on Lake James, a mission trip to Mexico, traveling with his family and serving his church. Most of all, John cherished time spent with his family who will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sharon Thomas Crimmel; daughter, Cynthia Crimmel, of Portland, Ore.; son John E. Crimmel, Jr., of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Katherine Crimmel and Dylan Crimmel; brother, A. Clyde (Phyllis) Crimmel; sister, Catharine Diehr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hays and Margaret Cox Crimmel, and brother, Henry Hays Crimmel Jr.
A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr., Naples, Fla.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Garfield Funeral Care, 5644 Tavilla Circle, Naples, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr., Naples, FL 34103, or the