Corey F. Crispell, 86, of Laurel Lakes, Mountain Top, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Nanticoke Special Care Hospital. He was a son of the late Russell and Thelma Miller Crispell. He was a 1943 graduate of Coughlin High School.
Mr. Crispell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Military Intelligence Division in the European Theater of Operations from 1944 through 1946, attached to the Military Attache Office, American Embassy, Brussells, Belgium. He was a Staff Sergeant and received the Good Conduct Medal, Battle of the Rhineland Medal, EAME Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and from the War Department General Staff, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal upon his discharge.
After 37 years, he retired from SPS Technologies, Jenkintown, where he was a Senior R&D Project Engineer. He was a professional technical writer having articles published in the engineering magazine Machine Design. He was an inventor and held 3 U.S. patents and 1 European patent.
He was a bowler and bowled with the Wilkes-Barre Patriarchs from 1998.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Crispell; daughter, Corinne Okrasinksi of Windermere, Fla.; son, Warren Crispell, and his wife, Kathryne; and grandchildren, Dana Crispell, Jennifer Werner and husband Michael, Robinne Okrasinski and Corey Crispell; and brother, Dr. Russell Crispell, Troy, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Friends may pay their respects from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be held in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Swoyersville.