Charles Clemens Crummett died in Napa, California on February 23, 2018, from cancer, at the age of 85.
He was born in San Francisco to Roy and Beatrice Crummett on July 1, 1932. They moved to Napa when he was a small boy.
He had three passions: his trumpet, his car and the 49ers.
He is remembered for his skill in playing the trumpet in jazz quartets, playing Taps for Memorial Day, and jamming with Dixieland bands. His idol was Harry James.
He took great pride in his 1962 Lincoln Continental convertible, which he owned and repaired endlessly for over 50 years. It will now be cared for by his grandson, Benjie Holson.
At the age of fifteen, Charles enrolled in the apprentice program at Mare Island Naval Ship Yard. He was employed as a machinist until his retirement. He knew his work of inspecting welds of submarines kept submariners alive. He maintained the stewardship.
He is survived by his former wife, Elizabeth Allbright and their children, Christopher (Marcia), Constance Jorgensen, Valerie (Michael Nelson), Phyllis Hott (Andrew’s widow), Mary (Jeff Page), Robert, and seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His beloved son Andrew preceded him in death.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Kaiser Hospice team and to Napa Meals on Wheels, whose selfless service enabled Dad to live at home until the end.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service.