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Published August 17th, 2022
John William Creech, Jr.
Feb. 16, 1929 - July 12, 2022

The Life of John W. Creech Jr.
John William Creech, Jr. was born Feb. 16, 1929 and died after 93 years on July 12, 2022.
His death was preceded by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy Claxton Creech, in July of 2017.
He has been an amazing father to his daughter Debby Day (John) of Pleasanton, Calif., son John
Creech (Linda) of Clinton, NJ along with being a "second" dad to Tom Dewing (Carole) of
Walnut Creek, Calif. He is blessed to have 4 grandchildren: Jennifer Day (Vince Donatini), Heather Day Niehues (Jeff), Michael Creech (Kate) and Kevin Creech (Hannah) and six, soon to be seven great grandchildren: Cameron, Colin, Levi, Parker, Cal and Jonathan.
John was beloved by many and his accomplishments were great. The impact he had on numerous lives is incredible and he will be remembered forever. He was a graduate of Berkeley High School, University of California Berkeley and the California Maritime Academy. From the Maritime Academy he went into the Merchant Marine then onto the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Los Angeles. He rose to the rank of Lt. Commander in active duty then served in the reserve for many years. He loved snow skiing, water skiing (attempted this at 92!), camping, traveling and so much more. He was an Eagle Scout and the little known part was an ice skater in his younger years. He loved Chautauqua, New York among many places.
His business career took him from delivering RC Cola in Southern California to selling glass containers at Glass Container Corp, onto LSI as its first employee then President of its Specialty Products Division, then onto starting Sigma Marketing consulting. He volunteered his time over the years to Mercy Ships, Orinda Community Church, California Maritime Academy (serving as Board Chairman of its Foundation) and many more. We are deeply saddened by his death and will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: The Chautauqua Foundation, PO Box 28, Chautauqua, NY 14722. Or a charity of your choice in his memory.

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