Donald E. Crago Sr., 86, of Youngwood, passed away on Tuesday August 3, 2021 He was born on April 27, 1935 in Uniontown, the son of the late Lloyd and Evelyn (Langley) Crago. Don was a graduate of Redstone High School Class of 1953. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Berlin Conflict, from 1957 to 1963. He retired as a Lineman for West Penn Power after 40 years. A long time member of Christ United Methodist Church of Youngwood. Don and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country and spending time with one another. He enjoyed spending his winters in Florida while working at Disney. Don was always very active in his community. He was a proud Life Member of the Youngwood Vol. Fire Department for 63 years, he served as past President for 26 years and was also apart of many committees and other various offices, a past Youngwood borough council president and board member for 22 years. He was a past board member for Mutual Aid. A member of the Mohawk Fireman's Association. A 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge 562 of Scottdale, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, a 50 year member of Tall Cedars 77 Westmoreland Forrest and a member of the Eastern Star William E. Gelston Chapter 435. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law David Krynicky and his brother-in-law, Frank Johnson. Don was a true family man. His family brought him true happiness. He will be remembered and missed by his loving wife, of 64 years, Bernadine Crago of Youngwood. His children, Donald Crago Jr. and wife Debbie, of Frankford, DE., Faith Krynicky of Youngwood and Lloyd Crago and wife, Beth, of Youngwood; his beloved grandchildren, Danny, Dustin, Ryan (Christy), Kayla (Nick) and Heather (Brian); his great-grandchildren, Dylan, Xavier, Maggie, Emily, Jo, Logan and a great grandson on the way. Don is also survived by his sister Marlene Johnson of Uniontown; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, True and Jim Byers of Uniontown; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gap and Cheryl Pringle of Villages, FL.; his special cousin Beverly and Bill McCusker of Manases, VA. and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be recieved on Thursday, August 5, from 6-8 pm. and Friday, August 6, from 3-8 pm., in the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home, 101 S. 4th St. Youngwood. A fireman's service and funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 7, at 10 am. in the Christ United Methodist Church, 100 Lincoln St. Youngwood, with Pastor Paul Funk officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made the Youngwood Vol. Fire Department.
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