Vail Daily obituary: Alan Crabbe, 1948-2014

Vail Daily obituary: Alan Crabbe, 1948-2014
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Alan Crabbe, known simply to most of his friends as “Crabby”, passed away unexpectedly in Healdsburg, California, on Sept. 5 from complications of prostate cancer. Born in Weston-Super-Mare in the West of England on May 18, 1948 to Ernest and Patricia Crabbe, Alan grew up in a traditional English seaside resort on the edge of the Severn estuary. Looking across the broad expanse of sandy beach, he could see the steel mills of South Wales just 16 miles away. He attended both private and public schools and then joined his father’s home-decorating business, becoming an expert in paint and wallpaper. …

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