Roger John Van Craeynest

Roger John Van Craeynest Born in Santa Rosa, CA to George A. and Mary P. Van Craeynest on September 13, 1939. He was the loving husband to Arlene A. Van Craeynest, dear big brother to Victorine (Phil) Homes of Arroyo Grande, CA and Sue (Mike) Abell of Oakland, CA, beloved dad to Stacy, Paula and Jessica, grandfather to three and great grandpa to precious Nicolett who brought so much joy into his life. He is also survived by numerous in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces and cherished friends. Roger was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. A long time resident of Novato, CA, Roger completed his final journey and set his soul free on December 30, 2013. A special and heartfelt Thank You to the incredible caregivers of Bell Gardens (San Anselmo, CA) and Hospice by the Bay (17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939). Your warm embrace eased the way for all and we are forever grateful. All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, January 7th at 12:00 noon at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave. in Santa Rosa as Roger reunites with his parents and all those who have gone before him. Or you may choose to make a memorial donation to Hospice by the Bay or to . Go in peace. Semper Fi.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Jan. 7, 2014