Richard Crites

CRITES, Richard S. “Rich,” 69, of Mingo Junction, OH, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH.

He was born May 10, 1945, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Roy and Marie (Smith) Crites.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Crites; and a sister, Marlene Martello and her husband, Gene.

Rich retired from Timet in Toronto, where he was a production control manager. Rich was a true family man; he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Boniey) Crites, whom he married January 25, 1964; two sons, Michael (Christine) Crites of Green, OH and Brian (Joan) Crites of Redmond, WA; four grandchildren, Brandon, Keegan, Kaitlin and Megan Crites; two brothers, Robert (Joan) Crites and Ronald (Judy) Crites, both of Steubenville, OH; a sister, Linda (David) Ziarko of Toronto, OH; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Crites of Richmond, OH.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the immediate family at Oakland Cemetery in Mingo Junction.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Rich’s memory to either the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 (www.diabetes.org) or JDRF, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (www.jdrf.org)

Arrangements under the care of Wheeler Funeral Homes.

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