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Obituary: James Paul Crespo

James Paul Crespo

James Paul Crespo

James Paul Crespo, born Oct. 14, 1935, in San Francisco, California, passed away at his home in Prescott, Arizona, on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. He was 82 years old.

Jim was born to Matio Crespo and Connie Dunn and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jim and his wife of 62 years, Pat Stater Crespo, moved to Arizona after they retired from California in 2000.

Jim is proceeded in death by his father, Matio Crespo; his mother, Connie Dunn; daughter, Georgette; and his twin sons.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Pat Stater Crespo; sons, Tom Crespo and Ted Crespo; daughter, Tami Crespo McVey (Tim); five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Ed Nagel (Sandra); sisters, Kathy Crespo Bockrath (Steve), Fran Sjolie (Bob), Mary Martin; loving aunt, Georgette Dunn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was a member of the United Plumbers Association, Local 467 in San Mateo, California, for 62 years. Besides his plumbing career, he was very involved in his community. He was a Volunteer Fire Chief in La Honda, California, where he and Pat lived and raised their family for 47 years. Jim loved the outdoors and loved to garden and landscape, was a 4-H leader and volunteered as a Docent at Año Nuevo State Park and educated people on elephant seals as they migrated to the beaches.

Memorial gifts may be made to Maggie’s Hospice at 306 N. Virginia St., Prescott, AZ 86301. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date in California. Graveside service will be on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at 1 p.m., at Pioneers Home Cemetery, Iron Springs Road, Prescott, Arizona.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Homes. Please log on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign James’ guestbook and share a memory with the family.

Information provided by survivors.