Obituary of John Andrew Criste
AIKEN, SC – John Andrew Criste, age 73, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
John was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1948 to the late John and Elizabeth Criste. He is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn, a brother, Richard (Jeanne), and his furry pet, Dexter, who he always said was the best dog he ever had. Also living survivors include grandchildren, nieces, cousins, and his sister and brother-in-law on his wife’s side.
John proudly served in the US Army, graduated from Southern Methodist College, managed several restaurants, and taught elementary and high school in Florida, where he coached swimming successfully winning several recognitions. He had a gift for gab and said he never met a stranger.
In John’s memory please donate to Brenda’s Angels (116 Amberly Circle, Aiken, SC 29803) who supported him during his years fighting pancreatic cancer, or a charity of your choice. Also, John would want to thank all the loving friends, near and far, and relatives who were always there for him.
A service will be held at St. John’s Methodist Church in Aiken with Pastor Butch Blackwell officiating on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
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