We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Penland Family Funeral Home
Brian Roger Crilly, age 60, of Effingham, SC, passed away unexpectedly, on August 21, 2022, at his residence.
Brian was born on January 13, 1962, in Elizabeth, NJ, to the late Edward Roger Crilly and Muriel Claire Donahue Crilly. He was of the Catholic faith and graduated from the New York Military Academy.
Brian served his country proudly in the United States Army for 20 years. He was active during the Desert Storm war period and earned many distinguished medals including: the Bronze Star medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Star. After his career in the Army, he became a government contractor.
Brian was a sports enthusiast and rooted for the New England’s sports teams. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and reading about military history. He loved his family dearly and will be remembered by his children for his commitment to his military service and for the unending love and belief in them to accomplish great things.
In addition to his parents, Brian was preceded in death by his son, Paul Christopher Crilly.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his son, Colin (fiancé) Lindsey Bull) Crilly and daughter, Molly Crilly, both of Sanford, NC; three brothers, David Crilly and Mark ( Hilda) Crilly, both of Virginia and Kevin Crilly of California; and three sisters, Gail Crilly (Keith) Short of Vermont, Debra (Nathan) Colman of Delaware, and Sharon Crilly of Virginia.
A Graveside Service with full military honors conducted by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard, will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 12:00 PM at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery, 962 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711, conducted by Chaplain Christian Detisch.
The family respectfully requests that any memorial contributions in honor of Brian be made to: 82nd Airborne Division Association, P.O. Box 87482, Fayetteville, NC 28304-7482.
Online condolences may be left at: www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Crilly family with arrangements.