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.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2009.