FRANK JOSEPH CREBASE Frank Joseph Crebase of Pahrump, Nev., died suddenly in his home on March 6, 2021. He was born in Meriden, Conn. March 8, 1949 to the late Francis and Louise Crebase. He grew up in Wallingford Conn. and was a graduate of Holy Trinity School and Xavier High School where he was an All-State Football player. He attended Central Connecticut State College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education; he later completed his Master's Degree in Business Administration. Frank had a lifelong career working for McDonald's Corporation, starting as an Assistant Manager and working his way up, becoming an Owner/Operator. Other business ventures included a Bed and Breakfast called "The Molly Brown" and a specialty hot dog restaurant called "Frank's Dawgs" (we all know how Frank loved hot dogs!). Frank's life took him to many states over the years, from Connecticut to Illinois, Oklahoma, Florida, Kansas, and eventually Nevada, touching many lives along the way. Frank once described himself as an "unpolished stone with a big heart". Along the years, he worked tirelessly with various non-profit organizations, volunteered in his community and was a true philanthropist, constantly giving to those in need. He loved to have fun but always stayed true to his steadfast work ethic; he was a true professional. Frank had great character with a larger-than-life personality and a tremendous sense of humor; he was a father figure and mentor to many. Frank loved cars, traveling and cowboys. A true animal lover, he adored his dogs. Above all, Frank loved his family beyond measure; he enjoyed having visitors in Nevada and always had a tour planned to see the hot spots in Las Vegas, The Date Farm and Red Rock Canyon being some of his favorites. Frank is survived by his sister, Cynthia Crebase (Reno Bisson), of Wallingford, Conn.; brothers, Paul Crebase (Denise Glennon) of Spofford, N.H. and John Crebase (Billie D'Alessio) of North Haven, Conn.; his step-children, Bradley (Kara), Jillian Taylor and Jennifer, Lee, and Katy Messick, as well as numerous extended family members and many friends. A memorial service and celebration of Frank's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc. 26345 Network Drive, Chicago Ill. 60673-1263 or online at rmhc.org
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times from Apr. 2 to Apr. 7, 2021.