Oct 13, 1929-Dec 9, 2013
Resident of Pittsburg
John Crespo passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He touched many lives in the community and throughout the Bay Area with his wonderful spirit and general enthusiasm for life.
John was born in San Francisco and graduated from Pittsburg High. He served in the US Navy for 4 years during the Korean Conflict, and returned home to marry and start a family. He enjoyed a 40 year career as a machine operator for Continental Can and Sunoco. He retired in 1994 and started a second career as an usher for the San Francisco Giants where he just finished his thirteenth season. He thrived in this role earning employee of the year (VIE) honors. His constant presence at the second turnstile of the Willie Mays gate greeting fans and scanning tickets will be an indelible memory for so many Bay Area fans and friends.
John was one of four children born to the late Michael and Frances Crespo and was the beloved husband of the late Cherrie Fairchild for 32 years. He was preceded in death by his brother Joe. He will be forever remembered by his children Frank (Shelly) of Dunlap, IL; Karen of Pittsburg, Michael (Lorraine) of Whittier, CA; Susan of Pittsburg; his treasured grandchildren John, Jordan, Deanna, Evan, Andrew, Cameron, Tristan, Collin, Sebastian, Jesse and Cherrie, his cherished great-grandchildren Maverick, Miley and Rory; his devoted sisters Alice Puccio of Pittsburg and Helen Gard of Stockton; and his dearest friend Helen Fernandez of Antioch.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec 13th, from 9-12:30am at the Pittsburg Funeral Chapel. Funeral liturgy and rosary following 1:00pm at the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1313 A St in Antioch. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made in his memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Antioch or the
Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 11, 2013