(BFD Lt. Ret.), of Brighton, September 25, 2019. Beloved father of Heather Pummer & her husband David of Deltona, FL. Son of the late Francis & Helen (Roman) Crimlisk. Dear brother of Charles J. Crimlisk & his wife Sandra of Waltham, Janet Crimlisk of Newton, Phyllis Crimlisk-Basso & her late husband Al “Butch” Basso of Canton, and the late Martha Crimlisk. Loving grandfather of Callie Elizabeth and Emma Reese Pummer. Uncle of Richard Crimlisk and Judith Vizard. John was a former Lieutenant in the Boston Fire Department and United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of 4 Purple Hearts, 2 Gold Stars and many other military commendations. Funeral from the Lehman, Reen, & McNamara Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave., Monday, September 30th at 9:30am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton at 10:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham. Visiting hours Sunday, September 29th from 4 – 7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.
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