John A. Criscuolo was born in New Haven Ct. 3-17-43. Graduate of Wilbur Cross High School. After high school, John enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he was subsequently accepted into the Airman's Education Commissioning Program, and was assigned to the University of Missouri where he earned his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant, and his first assignment as an officer was back to the University of Missouri where he earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. His subsequent Air Force assignments included Los Angeles Air Force Base Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC); Education with Industry (at TRW, Redondo Beach); Warner Robins AFB in Georgia, where he also taught evening classes at a local college; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where he was a full-time instructor in engineering; and a return assignment to SMC. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major after 20 years of distinguished service. After retirement, he joined TRW in Redondo Beach as a Project Engineer, and was also an evening instructor in mathematics at both Harbor College and El Camino College. After leaving TRW, he earned his General Contractor License and Electrician License from the State of California, and continued to teach at Harbor College through the Fall 2007 semester. Parents Carl C. Criscuolo deceased and Catherine Kiraly King deceased. He is survived by sister Mary Cappello of Branford Ct., niece Kimberly Morawski of Branford Ct., and an uncle John Mercer of Northford Ct.

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  1. Well, it is hard to understand this loss. To me, Cris has been a permanent fixture of the West Coast since 1970. He was always a very unique character and always a friend€although we did have a few disagreements over the years. I imagine Cris is busy showing God how he can make things better. I have many great memories of Cris and I am very sorry he is gone from this world. My condolences to his family.

  2. My sincere condolences to the family members. I knew Cris back in the 70’s when we were both Air Force junior officers. Although I had not seen him since the early-90’s, I will always remember his very creative views of the world around him. He will be missed. RIP, Cris.

  3. John and I were friends through jr. high and high school. We lost track of each other after graduation, and I am saddened to learn of his passing. Rest in peace, old friend.

  4. Cris was my cousin. His Mom and my Dad were siblings in New Haven, CT. I have tried for years to get in touch with him. Now I know that he has passed away. You will be missed, Cris.

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