Glenn Mark Crimbring

Born: Sat., Oct. 7, 1939
Died: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Location: East Canton United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

1:30 PM Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Location: East Canton United Methodist Church

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Glenn Crimbring, 78, of Canton, PA, passed away at home while surrounded by family on Saturday morning, February 17, 2018.

October 7, 1939, Glenn Mark Crimbring was born in Canton.  He was the son of the late Robert L. and L. Elizabeth (Hartung) Crimbring and a 1957 graduate of Canton High School.  Glenn married the former Yvonne Blocher on June 20, 1959 in Towanda.  He was an active member of the East Canton United Methodist Church where he oversaw the operations of their sound system.  Glenn was a lifetime member of the Canton Volunteer Fire Company and a long-time member of the PA State Bee Keeper’s Association.

Agriculture was the focus of Glenn’s life.  From the early years when his father owned a big apple orchard, Glenn had a smaller orchard and kept bees for pollination.  After downsizing the orchards, Glenn continued keeping bees and joined South Mountain Honey, which his father had started.  In his later years, he was employed as an apiary (bee) inspector for the State of Pennsylvania and raised hogs.  Many also remember Glenn as produce manager at Canton’s Acme and later BiLo Grocery Market, starting with Acme as a teenager and retiring after 35 years.  

Family came first in Glenn’s life.  He was his children’s and grandchildren’s biggest fan; always supporting their interests, activities and school sports. Glenn also enjoyed playing cards and games with friends and family.  In earlier years he was an avid outdoorsman and gardener who liked to hunt, trap, fish and ride snowmobiles and motorcycles.

Surviving is Yvonne, his wife of 58 wonderful years, three children; Debbie (Martin) Morse of Canton, Wade (Angie) Crimbring of Texas and Betsy (J. Scott) May of Canton, six grandchildren; Karen (Brion) Jones, Fletcher (Miranda) Crimbring, Rachel (Jon) VerHow, Kristen (Paul) Kline, Brandon May and Nick May, 10 great grandchildren, two sisters; Roberta Harbach and Lea Crimbring; a brother-in-law, David (Helen) Blocher, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and neighbors.

He was predeceased by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Linda Atkins-Blocher and Florin Harbach and a niece Cheryl Heberling.

The family invites friends to call 12 – 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the East Canton United Methodist Church.  Rev. Dr. Dianne Bentley will officiate a memorial service to celebrate Glenn’s life following visitation.   Burial will be private at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a donation in Glenn’s memory to the E. Canton U.M. Church with a portion used to update the sound system.  Donations may be sent to East Canton U.M. Church, 5791 Route 414 Canton, PA 17724.   Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is in care of arrangements.

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Shirley pepper
   Posted Sun February 18, 2018
my thoughts and prayers to the family of Glenn . He will be missed.

Ann Van Dyke
   Posted Sun February 18, 2018
When I was growing up in East Canton, you could count on Glenn to always be there doing church work or community service and having a good time doing it. He seemed to automatically connect being in service with being happy. The Canton area is a better place because Glenn was there. Blessings to you all, Ann Van Dyke

Sharon W. May
   Posted Mon February 19, 2018
My condolences to the Glenn Crimbring family. So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. My husband, Lynn, worked with Glenn at the Acme for many, many years. You are in my prayers.

Tom & Lynn Williams
   Posted Mon February 19, 2018
Glenn used to work with Lynn, I was one of the LeRoy coffee club. He will sure be missed by all of us at the Leroy coffee club. He was a joy to be around. He for sure will be missed.

Bob & Vicki Armstrong
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
Dear Yvonne and family,

Please accept our sincerest sympathies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
As we see our bees fly, we will remember Glenn.
God bless you all in this difficult time.

Bob and Vicki Armstrong
Monroe County

Fred and Betty LaMont
   Posted Thu February 22, 2018
We are very sorry for your loss. Fred often talks about the good times he had working with him.

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