M. Wayne "Gus" Crissman Jr.
1961 - 2021
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
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Bradford, PA

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.
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Just heard the news of Gus´s passing. He was an amazing man! So glad I got to visit with him at the weighoff in Canfield this year. I will miss him so much. Hugs and prayers for your family.
Christy Harp
November 26, 2021
Thank you all for your kind words. Means so much to all of us.
Mary Ann
October 28, 2021
Tim, Nancy, Mary Ann - Chris and I are so sorry we can't be there to show our love and respect to Gus and to all the rest of the family. Sending you our deepest condolences. Much love to you all. - Joette & Chris
Joette & Chris Kompare
October 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I´d only gotten the privilege of meeting Gus a few times, but he was a very likable man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family
Cindy Fiebelkorn Lindemuth
October 27, 2021
Gus had a huge personality and was a well-liked and well-respected man. We were saddened to hear of his passing and our heart felt condolences are extended to Mary Ann and the family.
Terry and Dianne Williams
October 27, 2021
I´m proud to say I knew Gus who´s science fair award was for growing plants hydroponically (no soil). He kept experimenting and had fun producing the largest pumpkins ever seen in McKean County. They were large, just like his heart and his love for those around him. May you Rest In Peace Gus, and Hugs to Mary Ann and family.
Downs Herold
October 25, 2021
Dick mccormack
October 25, 2021
Terribly saddened to hear of Gus's passing. He was an amazing man and always made everyone feel welcomed and valued. Prayers for the family's comfort in dealing with your grief.
John and Jane Meese
October 25, 2021
I am glad to have known Gus. Sorry for your loss, Mary Ann.
James Pringle
October 25, 2021
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