Donald Crist

Obituary of Donald H. Crist

Donald Harold Crist., age 75 of Carney's Point, NJ. formerly of Pennsville, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 18, 2020. Born July 18, 1944 to Benjamin Lloyd Crist and Margaret (Fricker) Crist. He is the twin brother of Patricia Long (Carl) of Millville, DE He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dianne Lynn Hyde Crist, daughters Nancy Crist Evans, Brian. Natalie Crist Cook, Tony. Grandchildren, Haley Crist, Benjamin Evans, Janelle Cook & Anthony J Cook, Jr. Predeceased by his brother Benjamin Crist. Don joined the Army in 1963 and ended service in 1969. He was stationed in Germany with the Seventh Army Parachute team Airborne 8th He came back to make his home in Pennsville NJ in 1969. Employed by Atlantic City Electric where he retired in 1998. Don was a life member of the Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department joining in 1963 as a junior member. He served as president 1981-1982 and a NJ State Relief Association Member from 1970-1977. He was an active member of the Salem County Sportsmen Club. He checked off about every major accomplishment of being a lifetime member of 50 years. Don served as a volunteer, director, vice president and president. He also presided over the two major club achievements, the Clubhouse addition in 1992 and the acquisition of hundreds of acres of woodlands and wetlands to protect (as part of the Club's mission). In his last role as caretaker, Don in his love for the club, continued to be steadfast and reliable watching over the club property. He was a formidable presence and guiding light at the club. His presence and contributions will be long last to the club and remain a permanent part of the club's history. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held in NJ at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Compassionate Care 261 Connecticut Drive, Suite 1 Burlington, NJ 08016. 609-267-1178.
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Final Resting Place

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Salem County Veterans Cemetery
719 Salem-Woodstown Rd., Route 45
Pilesgrove, New Jersey, United States
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