Richard S. Crabtree, 65, passed away peacefully at the home of his sister, Christina, and brother-in-law, Richard Dore, in Alton, New Hampshire, on Monday, December 12, 2022.
He was born July 12, 1957, in Stuttgart, Germany, son of the late Joel and Doris Crabtree.
A former resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Rick had moved to Alton, New Hampshire, in June 2022 where he continued to fight with cancer.
Rick spent the majority of his career as a cook in and around Portsmouth, New Hampshire, including many years at Yoken’s, and enjoyed playing darts with his friends and playing pinochle with family. He also had a record-breaking collection of western movies, including just about every movie that John Wayne ever made.
Rick was predeceased by his parents, Joel L. and Doris M. Crabtree and his oldest brother, Charles H. Urban of Kentucky.
He is survived by four sisters, Patricia Reffit of North Carolina, Paula Urban of North Carolina, Janet Tenofsky and husband Jack of Keene, New Hampshire, Christina Dore and her husband Richard of Alton, New Hampshire, and one brother, Seth Fortunate and wife Christine of Tennessee.
There will be no formal service, per his request. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.