Tony Criswell

Tony L. Criswell, 47

Tony L. Criswell, 47, of Lafayette, died at 2:06 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette.

He was born June 25, 1965, in Frankfort, the son of Leonard and Barbara (Pillion) Criswell; his parents survive in Frankfort.

On June 27, 1999, he married the former Cathy Sanders; she survives in Lafayette.

Tony was a 1983 graduate of Frankfort High School; he attended Purdue University and later graduated from Ball State in 1991. Tony worked at Ivy Tech as the Assistant Director of Disability Services serving primarily students with disabilities following his employment at Abilities Services in Frankfort. Tony had served as an ADA Consultant for Clinton County and on the Indiana Human Rights Committee of Tippecanoe County. Tony shared love with his students, parents, brothers and sister and their families while living a faithful covenant made with his wife. Oliver, Tony's dog, was a loyal companion.

In addition to his wife and parents, Tony is survived by his sister, Geretta Greene of Warsaw; and two brothers, Rob Criswell of Warsaw and Tim Criswell of Frankfort.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013, in Ivy Tech Auditorium in Lafayette. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Tony's passion was to assist people with disabilities achieve their educational goals. He was a valued member of the Ivy Tech team who made it possible for many students with disabilities to earn degrees and have fulfilling jobs. Before his passing, Tony requested a scholarship fund at Ivy Tech Foundation to benefit Ivy Tech Students with disabilities. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ivy Tech Foundation, 3101 S Creasy Lane, Lafayette, Indiana 47905.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort.

Funeral Home

Genda Funeral Home
608 N Main Street Frankfort, IN 46041
(765) 659-3356

Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2013