Bob Crismond, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27th. He was born in Alexandria, Virginia to parents Roland J. Crismond Sr. and Ada Mae Crismond. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 48 years, Barbara Gale Crismond, daughter Lisa Michele Crismond, son Mark Scott Cartwright, grandson Christopher Dean Erickson and son-in-law Roger Erickson. He leaves behind, three daughters, Donna Erickson, Lea Hickman and Kyle Gerdes (husband Jeff), one son, RJ (John) Crismond III, nine grandchildren, Ashley Cramer, Lauren Cramer, Brandon Cramer, Matt Erickson, Paul Andrew Erickson, Malcolm Cartwright, Katelyn Morley-Cartwright Johnston, AJ Gerdes and Cody Gerdes Gass and nine great-grandchildren, Brysen Gerdes, Fisher Gerdes, Jackson Cramer, Sydney Cramer, Taylor Gass, Kellan Cartwright, Everly Cartwright, Jasmine Johnston and JJ Johnston.
Bob quit high school, lied about his age and joined the navy in 1944 during World War II. He was a crew member on the USS Lanier and participated in the occupation of Iwo Jima, the invasion of Okinawa and the landing of the first US troops on Japanese soil at Yokosuka, Japan. The troop landing took place after Japan’s surrender but before the Peace Treaty was signed. He was present in Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the Peace Treaty and took part in the occupation of Nagasaki.
After the war, Bob moved to St. Louis where he resumed his education at Washington University. His work later took him to Dallas where he graduated from SMU. He held many positions in the sales and marketing field and ultimately retired as VP of national sales for TRW.
While Bob lived in many places around the United States, he fell in love with Dunwoody upon moving there in 1971 and never left. Though he was eligible to be interred in Arlington National Cemetery, his wish was to forever be in Dunwoody.
Following a funeral mass at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody on February 8th at 10:30 AM, Bob’s ashes will join those of his wife Barbara in the All Saints Columbarium.