LeRoy David "Lee" Crisman
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LeRoy "Lee" David Crisman March 3, 1938 - February 5, 2009 Passed away suddenly from complications related to Progressive Muscular Atrophy, a form of ALS. Born in Decatur, IL, Lee moved to California, eventually settling in San Francisco, the city he adored. Beloved husband of Annette Martiné Crisman; cherished father of Kay Crisman Petrini (Jim), Michael Crisman (Theresa) and Leeann Crisman; adored grandpa of Matthew Crisman. Lee loved his family and his many friends, and was always ready with a joke to make us smile (or groan!) Until his retirement in 2004, Lee worked in the insurance industry. In the 1970s, he earned his B.A. in history while working full-time and serving as a minister in the New Apostolic Church, to which he devoted his life. Lee's many interests included a love of classical music and fine wine. He is also survived by his younger brother, Gerald Crisman (Pam) of Effingham, IL; four nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Helena Martiné; sisters-in-law Cathie Sanchez (Ron) and Doreen Fausey. We will miss him every day. Services will be held on Thursday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m., at the New Apostolic Church, 20789 Garden Ave., Hayward, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2009.
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February 26, 2009
Love never fades away,
It begins anew everyday.
We feel each other's heart,
Right from the very start.
Love never fades away,
It begins anew everyday.
Your body and soul are now at rest,
And in our heart we feel your love best.
Love never fades away,
It begins anew everyday.
Miss you.
February 13, 2009
Til Brons
February 13, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bob & Nancy
February 12, 2009
Dear Kay,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Love, Joce
February 12, 2009
Dear Mike, Theresa and Family,
Our deepest condolences. As you know, Tony and I lost our mother in October 2005 and there are not words adequate to console. Some days will be good and some will be much harder than others and that may never change, but you will learn to live and he will be with you always. I never knew your father, but I have come to know you and you have made the life of one my closest friends rich and full and she is happy. And now I see where the humor comes from. Our Love and Prayers are with you and all of Lee's family and friends.
ana B. & Tony
February 11, 2009
Dear Kay

I will be thinking of you and your family specially tomorrow 12 February 2009. May your heart be filled with peace and comfort, knowing your father is free from pain and suffering, and you have loving memories to keep you company in the future.
Brenda Litzke
February 10, 2009
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I only met your father once, Kay and remember him exactly as you have described him. Do know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.
Kimberley Hannak Donaldson
February 9, 2009
I did not know LeRoy Crisman personally, but I do know that he raised his son Mike—who is my friend—to be a good and honorable man. This is a profound accomplishment, and tells all you need to know about the kind of man he was. To Mike and his family, I am so sorry for your loss; please take comfort in knowing that the departed is in a better place. Rest in Peace.
Harry Mello
February 9, 2009
Dear Crisman Family,
Our hearts go out to you in sympathy and prayer. Lee was such a good friend to us and really...still is. All the good we shared and the blessings of his life, friendship, and ministry will always be with us. Jim and Gerda Hanson
Jim Hanson
February 9, 2009
I was very sorry to hear the news. I very much enjoyed working with Lee and enduring his jokes. He was a very kind man and a true professional. God bless Lee and your family.
Vince Lucas Jr.
February 9, 2009
Dear Kay & family,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during the days and months ahead. Working with Lee was a gift and a pleasure. He always brought a smile and a laugh with his corney jokes and wonderful stories. He will be truly missed.
Kevin McCoy
February 9, 2009
Steve Thumas and family send their love and prayers.

Steve, Bea, Esteban and Tatyana
Steve & Bea Thumas
February 8, 2009
Dear Kay: It was with great sadness that I heard the news of your dad. His gentle spirit will live on in you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gail Chastain
February 8, 2009
Dear Kay & family,

We can only imagine the grief and sorrow you are feeling for the loss of your father. We wish we were there to give you a Big hug. Please know that you are in our thoughts and that we are truly sorry.
Betty & Larry
February 8, 2009
Dear Kay and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May the special memories of you have with this special man bring you comfort and peac in the days, months, and years ahead.
Amanda F.
February 8, 2009
Dear Kay and family,

I am sorry for your loss! You are in my heart. Your dad will live on in his wonderful daughter.


Dorothy Drexel
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