He is survived by his wife of over 43 years Linda Lee (Bumba) Crookston; children Penny (James) Whalen of North Huntingdon and Matthew (Melissa) Crookston Sr. of Apollo; grandchildren Matthew Jr., Amber and Tanner Crookston and Mackenzie, Carlin and Hope Whalen; brother Father Michael Crookston of Monessen; and sisters Linda Marie Crookston of North Irwin and Irma Rich of Jeannette. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Irwin. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published October 09, 2016.