William Austin “Bill” Critchfield Jr., 56, a 17 year Wenatchee resident, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Wenatchee.
He was born on December 18, 1955 at Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late William Austin Sr. and Florence Jane (Lane) Critchfield. He was raised in Johnston, attended Johnstown schools and graduated from the Johnstown High School in the mid 1970’s. While he was in his early 20’s, he moved to Maryland for two years prior to moving to Sacramento, California. He went to work for a produce company as a delivery truck driver.
He met and was later married to Sue Kwan at Lake Tahoe on August 20, 1983. They continued to make their home together at Carmichael, California. Bill continued his work as a Produce Truck Driver. In 1991, they moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota, where he worked as a Cement Truck Driver for the Redi Mix Company. After a few winters in the Dakota’s, they moved in 1995 to make their home in Wenatchee. He worked for Evergreen Utilities as a dump truck and large cable utility truck driver.
Bill enjoyed talking about his beloved Pittsburg Steeler’s Football Team; going fishing and his model Lionel train collection.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Critchfield, Wenatchee; two sons, William A. “Will” Critchfield III, East Wenatchee and Joseph C. “Joe” Critchfield, Wenatchee; one brother, Austin “Barry” Critchfield, Johnstown, PA; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lucinda “Cindy” Critchfield, Washington, DC and Susan & Robert Scott, Sacramento, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents.
You are invited to visit his tribute and leave a message or memory by visiting www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com . Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.