Carolyn L Crish 1944-2022 | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

AUSTINTOWN – Carolyn L. Crish, 78, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Carolyn was born on February 10, 1944 in Newell, W. Virginia to Harry and Katherine Kerr Simmons and came to the area as a teenager. She worked in the home care industry for more than 30 years as a caregiver specializing in the care of Parkinson’s patients and retired in 2012.

Carolyn was of Baptist faith. She had a passion for cooking, gardening and sitting in the sun on her patio. Her greatest passion was her family. Carolyn loved every minute she had with her son Thomas and his wife Marcie and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carolyn preceded in death her husband Thomas A. Crish Sr., whom she married on November 2, 1964. He died on July 5, 2012.

She is survived by her son Thomas A. Crish II and his wife Marcie of Austintown; three grandchildren, Brittany (Aaron) Philips, Shaina Crish and Ian Michael Crish; eight great-grandchildren; her additional daughter Christina Reitz; two brothers; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

Family and friends can call the Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. where services are at 12:00 p.m.

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