John W. Crisp John W. Crisp

John W. Crisp, 83, of Macungie, passed away June 3, 2017. He was the loving husband of almost 63 years to Marjorie A. (All) Crisp. Born in Evansville, Indiana, he was the son of the late John G. and Marion (Jagler) Crisp. John graduated from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He completed one year of post graduate studies at MIT. His career at Western Electric/AT&T, which spanned 27 years, brought him to many states from coast to coast, settling in Macungie in 1977. John was a Peacetime Army Veteran. He loved to travel, take long walks, cheer on the Green Bay Packers and Indiana University Basketball, and he enjoyed an ice cold Miller Lite. John was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, colleague, and friend to many.

Survivors: Wife; Son: Cary and his wife Elizabeth of Dublin, Ireland; Daughters: Catherine wife of Douglas Wells of Hickory, NC; Amy wife of James Wagner of Berkeley Heights, NJ; Julie wife of Charles Kernan of Baltimore, MD; and Jodey wife of Matthew Conway of Allentown; Brother: Robert A. Crisp of Indianapolis IN; 11 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren and 6 granddogs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. in St. Thomas More Catholic Church 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown. A calling period will be held on Tuesday June 6, 2017 from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. in the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown and on Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the Church.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, 245 N. 6th St. Allentown, PA 18102


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