Charles "Chuck" Crnich

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Chuck Crnich, age 70, passed away on September 12, 2018 at his home in Bellingham. He was born on April 27, 1948 in Bellingham, WA to Joe and Adele (McCauley) Crnich. Chuck graduated from Meridian High School in 1966 and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He married the love of his life, Barbara Ballard, on October 25, 1969 in Bellingham and together they raised their two children, Jeff and Kelly. Chuck worked for the Whatcom County road department for over 30 years as a dump truck and lowboy driver. He enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel, fishing, coaching baseball, watching his grandsons play football, and attending Meridian games. Chuck will be remembered as an amazing Papa, a great storyteller, a collector of many things, and a lawn mowing expert! He was predeceased by his father Joe. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barb, mother Adele Crnich, daughter Kelly (Duane) Gookstetter, son Jeff (Melanie) Crnich, grandchildren Hannah, Luke, Trent, Rodney, Riley, Raeleen, and Ruger, brother David (Judy) Crnich, sister Jackie (Jeff) Crandall, brother-in-law Steve (Scarlett) Ballard, and many loving relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Meridian Public School Foundation, 525 Beard Rd., Lynden, WA, 98264. Visitation will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 18th from 2-4 PM. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas. St. in Bellingham on Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 11 AM. Reception following at the church. Share your memories of Chuck with his family at
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Sept. 14, 2018