PASSADUMKEAG – Gerald Clayton Crommett, 75, passed away Feb. 10, 2013 in Passadumkeag. He was born March 7, 1937, the son of Clayton E. and Ardelle (Drake) Crommett.
Gerald had lived in Passadumkeag since the early age of two then joined by his wife, Dail, where they have lived together for 57 years in April. Gerald was very active for years as a broker of live fish, selling especially eels to markets in Western Europe, and most recently selling bait to local fisherman. He was respected as a hard working and generous man who over the years employed many young men from the area. The outpouring of condolences and support from so many of those who knew, worked with or did business with Gerald is a testimony to the many lives this special man has touched. The family wants to express a special thank you to the rescue workers, dive team, warden service, sheriff department and state police and the many, many friends and community members who assisted with search and rescue of our beloved husband and father.
Surviving are his wife, Dail and children, Damon and wife, Judy Crommett, of Goffston, N.H., Gwen and husband, Andre Cushing III, of Hampden, Heidy and husband, Bill Hayden, of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Derrick and Jen, Kyle and Kellie, Trevor, Grace, Andre IV “Dre,” Gerald, Jared and Jessica, Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Elexis, Kenedie, Kalia, Grey; also survived by a brother, Clyde Crommett of Georgia; mother-in-law, Althea (Sade) Nason. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kevin Crommett.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Aaron Webb officiating. Interment will be at Gould’s Ridge Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to Susan B. Komen of American Cancer Society on behalf of his daughters. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Final words from Gerald: “You can’t be a beacon if your light don’t shine.”