M. Wayne "Gus" Crissman, Jr., 82, of Rew, passed away on Friday, (Oct. 22, 2021).
He was born on May 26, 1939 in Bradford, the son of the late Melvin Sr., and Helen O'Dell Crissman.
On Oct. 7, 1961 in the Custer City United Methodist Church, he married Mary Ann Douthit who survives.
He was a member of the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Association, Canfield, OH. Every year Gus would donate a giant pumpkin to GGB elementary school. He was a big supporter of the Bradford Area United Way and he was an instrumental member of their annual pig roast and clam bake.
He was a current Foster Township Supervisor; having served for the past seven years.
He was also a member of the Bradford Kiwanis Club for many years, the Bradford Eagles Club, the Bradford Club, and the First Presbyterian Church, where he was a lifelong member. He was also a former Boy Scout leader and a swim coach for the Bradford YMCA swim team and was a participant of the City Beers Golf League for many years.
He was a lifelong forest products entrepreneur; who ended his career as the President of Rocky Ridge Trading Co., Inc., Rew.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Crissman of Rew, he is also survived by two daughters, Shelly (Dennis) Hannon of Littleton, NH and Bradford and Leslie (Ron) Smith of Bradford; one son, Tim (Nancy) Crissman of Rew; one sister, Martha Crissman of Bradford; five grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa) Smith, Ryan (Amanda) Mongillo, Jennie (Aaron Sayers) Mongillo, Riley Crissman and Shea Crissman; seven great grandchildren, Mayla, Maverick and Clayson Smith, Gabe and Ellie Mongillo, Kylie and Sadie Sayers and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Harriet Flint; one nephew, Greg Flint; one great granddaughter, Autumn Rose Smith and one great grandson, Samuel Ryan Mongillo.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church with a memorial service to immediately follow at 1 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Robert Klouw, officiating. The church is requiring those attending must be masked.
Private burial and committal services will be held in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
Published by The Bradford Era from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2021.