Those who wish may make contributions to the American Red Cross, 140 S. Walnut St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Every Woman’s House, 104 Spink St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Born July 14, 1924 in Canton, OH, he was the son of Xenophen Kaylor and Mary Eldredge Critchfield.
He lived in Loudonville, Ohio in his early years. Graduated from Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio and enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He saw service in Italy and later served at General Nathan Twining’s 15th Air Force Headquarters at Bari, Italy on the Adriatic Sea.
He married Polly Bowers at Canton, OH on December 31, 1946. They were united in marriage by Rev. Lewelyn Eldredge, the grooms grandfather at Lakewood, Ohio Methodist Church.
Mr. Critchfield graduated from Ohio State University in 1951. He taught school at Windham, Ohio and was line supervisor at Ravenna Arsenal in Ravenna, Ohio. He moved to Wooster in 1954 and taught at Layton Elementary School. He entered the insurance business as an independent insurance broker. He served on the Board of Directors at the Wooster YMCA and was the chairman of the first membership drive of the Wooster YMCA. He was active as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society for many years. He was a member of Ebenezer Masonic Lodge # 33 F & Am of Wooster, Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton, Ohio, the Al Koran Temple of Cleveland, OH.
His father passed away in 1957 and his mother Mary E. Davis passed away in 1998.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by son, David (Leslie) Critchfield of Wadsworth, daughter, Vicki (Dave) McMillen of Westfield Center, son, Tom (Viviana) Critchfield of Pittsburgh, PA, grandchildren Kiersti Critchfield (Matthew Carty), Sara Critchfield, Kimberly and Stacey McMillen, Arron and Daniel Critchfield, Great-Grandchildren Eli, Noah and Hope Carty.
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