HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – John Raymond Crisan, 77, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, August 18, 2022 in St. John XXIII, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born September 12, 1944 in Sharon, a son of Thomas and Mary Crisan.
He was a 1963 graduate of Hickory High School, where John excelled in sports.
He was a true businessman, having a long career in retail. Working for JCPenney, John’s charming personality and genuine helping nature took him to many cities throughout the Tri-State area.
As a child, John was a Boy Scout. He was very proud to earn the Scouts highest award, Eagle Scout. John was an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an excellent marksman, avid fisherman and award-winning archery shooter. John was multi-talented, having several hobbies included, gardening, camping, playing solitaire, baking pies, fixing automobiles and building homes. He learned many of these traits from his father. John and his dad were best friends, called by many the “Dynamic Duo.”
John was most passionate about his family. In September of 2000, John married the love of his life, his number one lady, Ida Campbell. They enjoyed sharing many laughs, reminiscing about past experiences and sharing an unimaginable amount of love for each other. John loved being Papa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, most especially his #1 buddy and only boy descendent, Ashton Patton. He had a big heart and enjoyed giving out compliments. He was very fond of the staff at Juniper Village and St. John XXIII. He encouraged the staff to put a tailpipe on his wheelchair so he could go to his favorite restaurants, Olive Garden and Bob Evans. This earned him the nickname “Trouble.”
John is survived by his wife, Ida Campbell of New Wilmington; two daughters, Leigh Ann Crisan of Sharon and Dana L. Crisan of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Nick (Anne) Crisan of Carmel, California and Ron (Deb) Crisan of Hermitage; two granddaughters, Nikki (Joe ) Patton of Sharon and Paige Hamilton of, Hermitage and his four great-grandchildren, Ashton, Rory, Carmen and Scarlett.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Crisan.
The family asks that you be kind, spread love, and smile, just as Papa always did.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.
Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Friday, August 26 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.