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Dr. Robert William Crecca

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Robert (Bob) was born in Newark, New Jersey, graduated from Newark Academy, Princeton University and Columbia Medical School. He was Head Resident of Surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City when he met and married Nicki Adams. He and Nicki went to Germany while he served in the Army at the General Hospital in Stuttgart until 1953. After practicing with his father in New Jersey for a short time, they moved to Newport Beach, California in 1955 and he opened his own practice. After many years in Newport where they enjoyed boating, tennis and skiing with friends, Bob left his practice and joined the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals. In that capacity they traveled throughout the United States. Bob also volunteered his skills for many months on a small island of San Lucia in the Caribbean, long before it became a resort. They retired to their cliffside home and Baja, California where they relaxed and loved entertaining friends who visited them by land and sea. When it was hot in Baja, they cruised extensively around the world. Nicki preceded him in death in 2008. Bob will be missed by many friends here and in Mystic, Connecticut where they spent their last years. Bob was one of the nicest, kindest men you'll ever meet!
Published in Daily Pilot from July 30 to July 31, 2016
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