Robert E. Crookston, 59, Johnstown, died March 8, 2022. Son of Robert F. and Mildred E. (Marsh) Crookston, born in Johnstown on July 19, 1962, his parents’ twenty-first wedding anniversary day. Preceded in death by parents, sister Mary Valente, (Robert), uncle, George “Bernie” (Amelia “Millie”); cousin, Terrance “Terry,” and brother-in-law Edwin Fields. Survived by brothers, Father James, Johnstown; and John (Carol), Milton, GA; sisters Cynthia Fields, West Hollywood, CA; Theresa, Phoenix, AZ; and Susan, Denver, CO. Also survived by a cousin, Dennis (Judy), nieces and nephews, Pastor Chris Valente (Becky); Allyson Toro (Lee); Terri O’Leary (David); Donna Nemetz Palko – Terrance’s wife; Isaac Ocean and Elizabeth (Alex) Hait – Carol and John's children.
Robert was an over-the-road driver for Western Express. His alternate set of wheels were his own custom-designed bicycles. His love of road began with a cross-country trek with Jim to Alaska for his sixteenth birthday. He enjoyed fishing in the Que and hiking the Laurel Highlands Trail. In place of flowers, Robert’s family suggests donations to either Proclaim!TV Ministries, PO Box 807, Johnstown, PA, 15907 or Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail https://www.cambriaconservationrecreation.com/tribute-gift-donation-2/. The family will receive friends at the Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary on Wednesday, March 16, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Father Jim and the priests of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at St. John Gualbert Cathedral the same afternoon at 1:30 PM. Father Clement Gardner will be the homilist. Interment Richland Cemetery.
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