David's Life and Family

Over the 2005 Thanksgiving holiday, David Crevelt, 47, died in a car accident. A resident of Livermore for the past two years, David was born and lived in Redwood City for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid, and 3 children, Tyler, 10, Kaila, 6, and Colby, 3 years.

He will be remembered as a devoted father and husband, who reached out to everyone in need. Friends and family knew David as an energetic, passionate man who lived life to the fullest. He amazed others with the way he fearlessly made commitments to help his friends, family, and community. When called upon, he could deliver fantastic possibilities and always great results. He was a man who was not driven by the need for recognition, but by a desire to help people.

David was an Insurance Broker, employed with Salisbury and Associates and recently awarded a national honor through the Insurance Brokers Association. He was one of the top ten national finalists which recognizes the highest quality and integrity of representation on behalf of its agency. His personal approach and sound advice became a trademark of the superb service he would deliver to all his clients. Based on his extensive knowledge of his client&s needs, he became a crusader for implementing more extensive insurance coverage and rallying insurance companies to embrace these deficiencies. His dedication to these efforts is presently changing the insurance market. The ultimate compliment for him was to receive his clients into his family of friends.

David was born and raised in Redwood City, one of eight children, and the son of Audrey and John Crevelt. He is remembered by his siblings for being a leader and a young man with a passion to serve others. His former schoolmates remember him as being charismatic, a tireless worker who was involved in a number of different activities.

David graduated from Woodside in 1976 and attended Canada College for two years before transferring to Fresno State University. While at Fresno, he was a member of Theta Chi and became President of this fraternity and went on to represent this fraternity as an Alumni where he held the National Deputy Regional Counselor and Regional Counselor. He was also a member of the Young Republicans, holding positions in leadership in that organization as well. Upon graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1982. David entered the insurance business working for Lundberg & Associates, opening an office in Fowler. In 1986, he ran for the 18th District Congressional Seat in Fresno. Although unsuccessful in his election bid, he remained active in civic concerns.

In 1987, he returned to Redwood City. While continuing his professional career in insurance, he returned to another one of his passions - coaching soccer. He began coaching AYSO youth leagues, but then moved on to Woodside High School, helping make it one of the most successful programs in the area. In addition to success on the field, David was known for helping his players off the field, both in the classroom and in life. More than a coach, he was a mentor to many high school boys. He retired from coaching in 2003 as the head Woodside High school coach, moving on to coach his children´s teams. His children have inherited his passion for sports, and are avid soccer players.

He was a member of the Redwood City Elks Lodge where was elected Exalted Ruler for the years 1994 and 1995. He was a big contributor and house captain for 5 years with the "Christmas in April" program, which helps disadvantaged community citizens refurbish their homes free of charge. He was very active in his church, leading many fund-raising efforts and building projects. He relocated his family to Livermore in 2004 and became involved, once again, in coaching youth soccer. He also became active with the St. Charles Parish and the Livermore Valley Charter School.