John L. "Critch" Critchfield, age 72, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at home. He retired after 35 years as an operator for Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth. An Army veteran, he was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a member of the praise team for the past 16 years. Music was John's life — he was also a member of the praise team with Greater Works Church, he composed music, and collected guitars. Born December 28, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Ellener (Edwards) Critchfield. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sue L. (Borreggine) Critchfield; daughter, April Star Critchfield of Denver, CO; son, Seth (Ashley) Critchfield of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Brooke, Dillon and Autumn Critchfield; stepdaughter, Bonnie (Dean) Pioveson; stepsons, Eric Castor and Jason Knowles; step-grandchildren, Naomi, Noah, Cheyenne, Chasity, Sean, Nevaeh, Damian and JJ; former wife, Marlene; in-laws; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth Twp., on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5-7 PM and Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 10 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon with Pastor Damian Schoonmaker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published April 02, 2021.