Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Glenn W. Criss

Belmont, NY - Glenn W. Criss, 93, of 20 Schuyler Street died at home on Monday, November 26, 2012 following a brief illness. He was born October 23, 1919 in Coudersport, PA the son of the late Merle and Myrtle (Dingman) Criss. On September 7, 1942 in Sumter, SC he married Esther Thomas who predeceased him on July 25, 2001.

Glenn was a graduate of Belmont High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force from 1940 to 1945. In 1936 he and his father founded Criss Market in Belmont, where Glenn was active in its operation until 2007. He was also proud that today; the third and fourth generation of the Criss family is continuing the business. He was a member of the Herbert Delong Post 808 American Legion, St. Phillips Episcopal Church  and the former Odd Fellows Lodge all of Belmont. He was a master carpenter, an avid fisherman; he loved Black Lake and spending time with his son and grandson.

He is survived by one son, Charles (Shirley) Criss, one grandson, Chuck (Rana) Criss all of Belmont as well as two nephews and one niece. He was predeceased by a sister, Lois Sitter.

Services will be at the convenience of the family and there will be no prior visitation. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Paw Impressions, 4238 State Route 19 Belmont, NY 14813. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Charlie & Family,

    My thoughts are with you at this time. May your memories of your dad all be happy ones.

    Steve Harris

  2. Charlie and family,
    We're sorry to hear of glens passing. We will always remember his stories and laughter at the market place. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    The Lehman Family (Ed,Julie,Jon,Judy)

  3. Charlie & Family,
    I fondly remember my days of working at the store with Mr. & Mrs. Criss (& Charlie). Your parents showed great kindness to me during some very dark days. I will keep you all in my prayers,

    Sarah (Hawkins) Anderson