Weekly Record Herald
June 18, 2010
CRIPE, DAVID A. - David A. Cripe, 58, of Middletown, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Atrium Medical Center.  He was born Sept. 7, 1951 in Dayton to Harvey W. and Dolores T. (Gebhart) Cripe.  He was a graduate of Milton Union High School and is a member of their Hall of Fame.  He was a teacher and coach for 35 years, retiring in 2008 from Butler Tech.  He was past defensive coordinator at Trenton-Edgewood High School and head football coach at Madison High School, McPherson College in McPherson, Kan., and Piqua High School.  David is survived by his parents; his wife, Ruth Anne (Singleton) Cripe; sons, Luke and Danielle Cripe, Blake and Lauren Cripe, Clarke Cripe; step daughters, Ashleigh and Josh Childers, Mandy Kimberly; grandchildren, Blake Childers, Connor Davis, Caleb Cripe, Drew Dressler and granddaughter to be born in August, Elizabeth Cripe.  He was preceded in death by his brother, John Cripe and sister, Sylvana Furlong.  Funeral services were held June 16 at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown, with Rev. Herman Emmert officiating.  Interment followed at Unity Cemetery in Laura.  Memorial donations may be made to Edgewood Athletic Boosters, c/o Dave Cripe Foundation, 5005 Trenton Oxford Rd., Trenton, Ohio 45067.  Sign the guestbook online at WilsonSchrammSpaulding.com. 

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