Charles D. Crisafulli

October 14, 1916December 21, 2012

Charles D. Crisafulli Merritt Island

Charles D. Crisafulli, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grand father and uncle passed away at the age of 96 on Dec. 21, 2012, at home with family.

Born Oct. 14, 1916, in Wadsworth, OH to Giusseppe and Gelsomina Crisafulli, he moved to Merritt Island at the age of 3 where he spent the rest of his life except when he served his country during WWII in the US Navy.

During his life, he loved to work and plant citrus groves, manufacture irrigation pumps and develop land on Merritt Island. He loved to be on his tractor to the end.

He accepted Jesus Christ at the age of 12 and went on to teach many Bible studies. His love of teaching the Word of God spanned 84 years, and he led his last bible study a few weeks ago at his beloved Cedar Creek Assisted Living. He was a retired International Director in the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship and was a member of Calvary Chapel-Merritt Island.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Anna Furnari Crisafulli, his parents, sister, brother and nephews.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly Anderson Crisafulli, who was a great comfort to him in his illness; four children, Joe Crisafulli, Frank Crisafulli, Joyce Ann Crisafulli and Julie (JR) Hansen, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and his children through marriage: Jimmy, Jerry, and Janelle Anderson, 6 granddaughters and one great grandson.

The family wishes to thank Vitas Hospice for their loving care the last week of his life.

Viewing Wylie Baxley, Wed, Dec 26, 5-7 and Service Calvary Chapel Thursday 11:00 am. Interment will be private.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Leonard F. D'Ostuni

April 15, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Crisafulli family and forgive me for being late in expressing my sadness on hearing of his death.I served with Charles aboard LSM 219 during World War 2, being much older then myself he was well liked an respected by the officers and men .I had the pleasure of meeting him after the war ended

January 2, 2013

Chrlie and Beverly were so kind and caring to us when we were working on MI to restore a rental property. The picture of Charlie on his big front end loader (somewhat of a renegade, he was!), we will cherish forever. And the last time we visited with Charlie, he prayed over me and I felt his spiritual power and his love. He is home with his Father, now. Joan and Phil Realino-Robinson, CO

John LaMonica family

December 27, 2012

To Joyce Ann, Julie, Joe, & Frankie, we were saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. I have fond memories of working with your Dad for the FGBMYF, many years ago as my mentor,and friend. He was a great friend to my family and my Mom and Dad. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May the Lord confort your hearts is our prayer.

Larry Edgecombe

December 27, 2012

Our deapest sympathy to the Crisafulli Family. May the many good memories and family ease the pain of your loss and transfer you through this time of grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers today....The Edgecombes

Pat & Sandy Irvin

December 26, 2012

Annette, Frankie, Joe, Joyce Ann and Julie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Heidar Heshmati, MD

December 26, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the family. Charlie was a great man and a good friend to me. I will miss him very much.

Carol White-Reeves

December 26, 2012

Beverly and I were so saddened to hear that Charlie went to be with the Lord. I am sure that Mom (Gwen White) was saving him a seat right next to her! Charlie was such a wonderful man and was an inspiration to Bev and me. I know that you will miss him greatly, and can draw comfort knowing that he will be waiting for you.

December 25, 2012

Joe, Frank, Joyce Ann and Julie; May God grant you peace and comfort in the knowledge that Charlie is in God's Home for eternity. I loved him and he was a very meaningful influence in my life. We so appreciated his visit to our parents Anniversary several years ago. Sorry we can not make the viewing; our prayers are with you all. Mike LaMonica, Jr.

Charles Rizzo

December 24, 2012

To the family,Charlie was a great role model for mw as i grew up.He was always there to help others.He is truly a great man of God.I know that He will be missed, may God be wih your family in this time

December 24, 2012

Dear Beverly and Family-We are sad to think that Charlie is gone but just think of where he is. Christmas in Heaven with all those he loved that when before him. Peace to you all. Lynn, Larry and Lauren Cacciola (Norma's family)