Craig Eric Rishel

April 19, 1972 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 50)


Craig Eric Rishel, Age 50 of Ohiopyle, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday June 3rd, 2022. He was born April 19, 1972 in Uniontown, PA. He is the son of the late Ralph and Audrey (Shipley) Rishel.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings Larry, Dexter, Randy, Beth, Brother-in-law William Gordon, and brother-in-law Ronald Amendola.

He is survived by his daughters Courtney Rishel (fiancé Logan Orr) and Erica Rishel. Also surviving are siblings Karen Amendola, Gary and Marge Rishel, Rick and Roberta Rishel, Greg and Linda Rishel, Dawn and Ralph Dressel, and sister-in-law Janet Rishel and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends Tom Brown, Albert Huseman and Shawn Golden

He graduated from Laurel Highlands High School Class of 1991. He attended Vale Tech and became a GM master mechanic and worked as a mechanic for many years before becoming a senior encapsulation operator at Mylan Pharmaceuticals for fourteen years.

He had many hobbies he enjoyed including spending time with his daughters whom he loved, watching Nascar, the Pittsburgh Steelers and spending many hunting seasons with the people he enjoyed the most.


Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA, on Wednesday June 8, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and on Thursday June 9, 2022 from 10:00am to 11:00am the time of the service with Pastor Charlie O’Brien officiating the service. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Bruceton Mills, WV. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Craig's daughters Courtney and Erica.

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