Dana Ralph Crespino, 68, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 12:09 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a resident since July 15, 2021.

Dana was born April 26, 1954, in West Point, NY to Ralph and Janice Krokum Crespino.  He lived most of his life in Satellite Beach, FL before moving to Washington Court House in 2019.

He was formerly owner and operator of Jungle Works, a tropical themed construction company.

Dana was an avid fisherman and had a passion for creating things.

Dana was preceded in death by his wife, the former Virginia L Springer on February 7, 2019, and a sister, Blythe Helsema.

He is survived by three children, Kylie Lanman and her husband, Justin of Washington Court House, Aaron K. Crespino of Columbus and Jennifer Semple and her husband, John, of Blacklick, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Liam Lanman, Hayden, Loreli and Maura Crespino, Doug Fawcett, Skyler Bullock and Alexyss Bullock and two sisters, Laurie Stealey of Palm Bay, FL and Doria Crespino of Indiana Harbor Beach, FL.

“I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4-7.  It was God’s Grace that enabled Dana to fight the good fight and finish the race.  Now, because of his hope in Jesus, he is rejoicing in heaven with his savior and loved ones who have gone before him.

Dana leaves behind a legacy of love and passion for life.  He lived a life of adventure, creativity, and hard work.  His vibrant and steady personality brought light and laughs to his loved ones, imprinting memories to last a lifetime.

At his request, cremation took place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 12 Noon at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the Grace Community Church, officiating.  An additional memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a cause that was important to Dana, The ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA  22209.


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