Helen Crissman

Helen E. Crissman, 102, of 205 Congress Street, formerly of Emery Towers, passed away, Sunday, April 5, 2015, at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born January 8, 1913, Lima, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Frank P. and Carrie (Whitney) Odell. On April 12, 1933 in Bradford she married Melvin W. Crissman, who died on October 31, 1985.

Mrs. Crissman was 1931 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed at Bradford Motor Works during World War II, and in 1958 she began working at the Bradford Hospital. She retired as the Assistant Credit Manager in 1974.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Vacation Bible School and worked in the Church Library. She was a member and Past President of the Current Events Club, and was awarded the Lifetime membership award, she was also a member of the current events Bridge Club.

Mrs. Crissman enjoyed camping with her family and was a member of the National Campers and Hikers Association. She was an avid reader, bridge player, a member of the First Wednesday Bridge Club and was an accomplished seamstress.

Surviving is a daughter, Martha Crissman, of Bradford, with whom she resided, one son, M. Wayne "Gus" (Mary Ann) Crissman of Rew, 7 grandchildren, Greg Flint, Katrina (Darryl) Marshall, Shelly (Dennis) Hannon, Leslie Mongillo, Tim (Nancy) Crissman, Alyssa Silvis and Matthew (Jody) Silvis, 13 great grandchildren, Heather Dieffendorfer Gregory Flint, Vicki Jean Flint, Charles Flint, Taylor Marshall, Christopher (Melissa) Smith, Ryan (Amanda) Mongillo, Jennie Mongillo, Riley and Shea Crissman, Joshua Silvis, Eddy and Vedder Silvis, 2 great great grandchildren Mayla and Maverick Smith. Mrs. Crissman was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Harriet Flint, one sister, Viola Hughes, and one great great granddaughter Autumn Rose Smith.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 10:00am to 11:00am in the First Presbyterian Church where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Rob Klouw Co-Pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to First Presbyterian Church 54 East Corydon Street Bradford, PA 16701.

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