OBITUARY

Donald Louis Crutch

June 12, 1967January 4, 2019

Donald Louis Crutch departed this life on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, FL. He was born in Jamaica, New York on June 12, 1967, he was the son of Alfred C. Crutch and Shirley J. Crutch. Donald Louis Crutch was one of six children, while growing up in Jamaica, New York, he attended Forest Hills High School and graduated in 1985. Donald Louis Crutch then met and married his High School sweetheart of 24 years Lisa Crutch from their union they had four children, two daughters and two sons. He attended Bibleway Temple pastored by the late Bishop Jesse C. Davenport Sr., in South Ozone Park, New York. During his lifetime he worked for New York City Transit and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel. He started a group called Minister and Friends and produced two CD’s. He was a type of person that always wanted to help others which led him to start two Non-For-Profit Organizations. National Pink Tie Organization (NPTO), men supporting the fight against cancer and Honor Guards of America. Where he could educate, preserve history, recognize all, provide assistance, offer scholarships and emotional assistance. From these two organizations many others were birthed. All of his time and energy was devoted to helping others. His last project was making sure that his spiritual son Ty attend Wells College which fulfilled his dreams which was not just playing College Basketball, but playing with his brother. Donald was not just running his many organizations but, he was also a very involved Rotarian, which goals matched his life’s works. In his lifetime Donald has touched, helped, encouraged, support and love too many to name. He’s a type of person where a smile from him was all that was needed. Donald leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife Lisa Crutch, four children Tiara Crutch, Dontai Crutch, Taniyah Crutch (Rodney Williams), DaVontai Crutch, mother Shirley J. Crutch, father Alfred C. Crutch, sister Patricia A. Crutch, brothers Alfred L Crutch (Clothidle), Kenneth E. Crutch (Adrien), Glenn E. Crutch (Eileen) and Jerome L. Crutch (Leigh), sister-in-laws Linda Elliott, Jacqueline McCord, brother-in-laws Rennard McCord, Brian McCord (Linda), George McCord (Frances), three grandchildren Kennedi, Rodney III, Raniyah, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday January 12, 2019 with 1 hour prior visitation at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 4401 Georgetown Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32210. Committal Service is 9:30 AM Monday January 14, 2019 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, Florida 32218. For Jacksonville National Cemetery, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the service and cars will line up in lane #2. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd Orange Park, Florida 32073. www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife Lisa Crutch, four children Tiara Crutch, Dontai Crutch, Taniyah Crutch (Rodney Williams), DaVontai Crutch, mother Shirley J. Crutch, father Alfred C. Crutch, sister Patricia A. Crutch, brothers Alfred L Crutch (Clothidle), Kenneth E. Crutch (Adrien), Glenn E. Crutch (Eileen) and Jerome L. Crutch (Leigh), sister-in-laws Linda Elliott, Jacqueline McCord, brother-in-laws Rennard McCord, Brian McCord (Linda), George McCord (Frances), three grandchildren Kennedi, Rodney III, Raniyah, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, January 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Donald Louis Crutch

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Pipiet Middlekkop Fardiman

January 13, 2019

To Family Crutch,


My deep condolonce to all of you, May God give you comfort and strength to face the difficult time.
if there is anything I can do, please dont hesitate to contact me on Facebook.

Love you all

Family in Amsterdam

Pipiet Middlekkop Fardiman

January 13, 2019

My memory with him was starting about NPTO and Chef Appreciation Week, that is why he choose me as Ambassador World Wide Chef for Netherland and South Asia official and always comfortable to talk with him to discuss the future planning to help others.

So many time I would like to invite him and his wife to Indonesia to launch the Chef Appreciation Week, I am so proud and lucky to know him even not meet in person, I called him through phone last year to ask every information I need for NPTO etc.

Mr. Donald you always remember by many people and me and you always in my heart, I will continue your work perhaps with your wife Mrs. Lisa Crutch.

Now you are with God and God will take good care of you as you always take care many others, and God will take care your family who left behind. I love you and your family.

Rest in Peace Mr. Donald Crutch.

Warmest from family in Amsterdam

Elder Kevin V. Brown

January 12, 2019

To a close friend whom I meet in high school. Neighbor friend. One that would show you friendship no matter what. I'm glad he allowed God to use him to reach out to many communities. Touching many lives. We all share memories of this great son, brother, husband, father, Uncle, nephew, friend and so on. God bless you Donald. We will always miss you.

Carolyn (Overton ) Del Po

January 12, 2019

My condolences to the family!

Waters Kitchen

January 12, 2019

As I sit Here thinking of this very sad day we meet Doanld in 2010 and he never left are side was there for us we was family and always will be until god take us all i just want to say Doanld
Thank you for the support and networking you did for wasters kitchen and also for letting us be the god parents to the wonderful young man Devante Crush doanld as you go on your journey now to be with the Lord God bless you God keep you and will always love you and cherish your memories from the waters kitchen family

Tony Nix

January 9, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Crutch family,may God comfort you all in this time of mourning.Donald was a good soul,may he "Rest In Paradise"!

Pastor M. Queeni Green

January 9, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Minister Donald Crutch. He was indeed a man a great passion, love, and integrity. It was an honor to know him, serve him, and serve with him in Minister and Friends. I learned a lot under his leadership because he was a natural leader and teacher. I am grateful to God that he allowed our lives to intersect, and he has forever impacted my life. Thank you Lisa and your children for always sharing him. He will indeed be missed by many. The entire Crutch family is in my thoughts and prayers. #PraiseTheLordEverybody #CloseToYou #ComeLetsLiftHimUp #TheBloodMedley #LendMeYourEars

Peggy Lynch

January 9, 2019

Donald made each of us feel as though we were all his best friend! He was so gentle and kind and a pleasure to be around. I will miss him.

Susan Soltys

January 8, 2019

Don was one the nicest people I know. He was very welcoming and passionate about his non profit. He leaves a legacy to carry on. RIP

Davin Tillman

January 8, 2019

Condolences to the Crutch family. Don was just plain good people. I always admired his upbeat personality and smile no matter how negative the situation....God Bless you and your family Don, you will be missed!