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Raymond E. Crisp, Jr.

Raymond E. Crisp, Jr., 91, of Sheffield Village and a former longtime Elyria resident, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at EMH Healthcare. He was born January 14, 1921 in Elyria, and was a 1938 graduate of Elyria High School. He attended Muskingum College, where he played football and received his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace College in 1943.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during WWII and in the Marine Reserves during the Korean Conflict, retiring in 1958 with the rank of Major. Raymond was formerly employed at U.S. Steel in Lorain and Sears. He was member of First United Methodist Church and the men’s club of the church; Elyria American Legion Post 12 and was a 50 year member of Lodge 787 F. & A.M. and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland. He also enjoyed bowling and golf with his friends.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis M. (nee Lemke); daughter, Susan (John) Rogers of Port Clinton; grandson, Shawn Rogers of Tokyo, Japan; sister, Nancy (Robert) Scanlon of Seattle, Washington; and brother-in-law, Frederick Lemke of Washington D.C.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Edith Crisp, Sr.

A private burial service will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, in Rittman.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., Elyria, OH 44035.

Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, handled arrangements. For online condolences, visit

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