Date of Birth June 30, 1955
Date Deceased February 2, 2024
Hometown Almond/Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Location Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home
Interment Location Bath National Cemetery

James Paul Crissy

ALMOND/HORNELL – James Paul Crissy, 68 of Crescent Place, Almond, formerly of Hornell, passed away late Friday morning (Feb. 2, 2024) at his home, after a long terminal illness.

Born in Lackawanna, NY on June 30, 1955 he was a son of the late James R. and Sarah “Sally” (McDonald) Crissy. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Yonne Crissy in 2009; a sister-in-law, Nathalie Crissy and two nephews, Gabe Crissy and Joey Liccione.

A graduate or Hornell High School, class of 1973, Jim proudly served his country for 20 years with the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to his honorable discharge as a Gunnery Sergeant in 1993.

He has resided in Almond since about 2011 where he was a member of the Rod and Gun Club. He also taught hunting and firearm safety courses.

A firearms and target practice enthusiast, Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outdoors hiking and tracking big and small game.

He is lovingly survived by his daughter, Mary Catherine Recktenwald (Shawn R.); their two sons, Hunter and Gavin Recktenwald; his son, James Steel Crissy and his daughter, Jayce Crissy; siblings, Mike (Jean) Crissy, Ann (Mike) Liccione, Patrick Crissy, Sally (Dave) Young, Shannon Ajour, Damian (Mimi) Crissy, Luke Crissy, Therese Bly and Jason (April) Crissy; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A private prayer service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell followed by interment, with full military honors, at Bath National Cemetery.

The United States Flag and the Marine Corps Flag will proudly fly at the Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home in recognition of Jim’s military service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Jim’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Jim are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.


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7 Responses

  1. God bless you all. Sending love and prayers to the whole family. Jim was my best friend. We had many goid tines together. We both are Marines. I will deeply miss him. Part of me is gone now. I will see you again my friend in Heaven. You were a goid friend and a good man. God bless you all. SCHUYLER Hawley. I will miss you. But glad that I got to meet you and friends all these years.

  2. Gunny, there are many things that I will remember about you. Including being out in the woods during hunting season as well as sharing meals together it was a pleasure to teach with you. Rest easy Marine we will take up from here

  3. Jim or should I say Gunny!
    You accepted me as a friend at a time when you were hurting and dealing with the passing of your beloved wife, you allowed me to celebrate with you! We have been close since that time, hunting buddies, teaching buddies, reloading buddies, thank you for being my friend! Jim I will have two special balloons 🎈 to release in your memory and the memory of your wife, your soulmate in life and now your souls can be together forever!
    You will always be in my thoughts!

  4. So many thoughts and memories of this family! My heart aches for you in your most recent loss. Be assured of continued prayers for each of you as you grieve. With love always! Kathy

  5. So sorry to hear of your passing Paul. I have many fond memories of our family get togethers and the great times coming to your house in Hornell and all of us cousins having so much fun together. Love ya cuz ❤️

  6. You will be so missed. Paul was a great and loving guy, I’m glad we were able to catch up recently. I am sad to know he’s gone but I hope he is now resting peacefully.
    With love,

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