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.