Nancy J. Crim, 79, passed into her Heavenly home on September 13, 2022, in her home. She was a retired teacher with the Reading School District (2003) and the wife of the late C. Edward Crim, a long-time teacher and coach at Tulpehocken High
School. Born on September 25, 1942, in Upper Darby, PA and raised in Havertown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Beatrice (Zarr) Kane and the late Francis J. Kane.
Nancy was a graduate of Haverford High School; Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in
Elementary Education; and Kutztown University with a M.S. in Education. She first taught in the Candlebrook Elementary School, Upper Merion School District; then one year in the Sinking Spring Elementary School, Wilson School District; five years in the Penn-Bernville Elementary School, Tulpehocken School District; and after staying home with her two young children, she returned to teaching with Reading School District retiring in 2003. During her years of teaching, she had been a member of PSEA and NEA. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Crim had worked as a realtor for a few years with Blue Mountain Realty in Bernville and also as a receptionist for Reading Oral Surgery in Shillington, Berks County. Mrs. Crim was a long-time member of St. Thomas Church, Bernville, where she taught in the adult Sunday School program. She was previously a director for two years of the summer Bible School program and also served as a deacon for two years on the consistory. Mrs. Crim moved to Myerstown, PA in the year 2015 where she became a member of Zion United Methodist Church. She served as a group leader in the summer. Bible School program for a few years. She was also a substitute small group leader with the On Fire Release Program in Myerstown. Mrs. Crim was an avid reader and she started a book club in the year 2011. This group shared a love of reading and spent some fun times reviewing books in home meetings held once a month through the years. Most recently, Nancy developed a love of Bocce Ball and enjoyed playing with her friends.
Surviving is a son, Dr. Ryan C. Crim and his wife, Dr. Laura Wilson Crim of Carlisle, PA and a daughter, Dr. Alisa J. Muñiz Crim and her husband, Dr. Juan Carlos G. Muñiz Somoza of Miami, FL. There are seven grandchildren: Duncan, Delaney, and Darian Crim and Carlos, Eduardo, Eva Lucia, and Maximilian Muñiz Crim. These much-loved grandchildren were the light of her life and brought their Marme much joy.
A Visitation will Thursday evening, September 22nd, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, 206 N. Main Street, Bernville. A Memorial Service will be held Friday September 23rd at 11:00 am in the Zion United Methodist Church, 22 E Main Ave, Myerstown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be made to Kids Connection Haiti at kidsconnectionhaiti.org or Reach Out Lafond at reachoutlafond.org.
Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville, PA is in charge of arrangements.