David Neil Cradit, originally of O’Neill, Nebraska, passed away on September 27, 2022 in St.
Augustine Beach, Florida.
Dave “Bos’n” Cradit served in the US Navy for 26 years, including service in Vietnam. He retired
from the Navy in 1995 and went on to have a long second career in the marine shipping and
logistics industries. Upon his retirement in 2018, he moved to St. Augustine Beach with his wife and a small zoo of dogs and cats. He enjoyed spending time on his boat, “Maisie,” tending his many plants, and spending time with all the dogs he said he didn’t want.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, M J Lanni; his children, David Cradit, Richard Cradit, and Johnita Lanni-Cradit; his grandchildren, Hunter, Eli, and Zoey; and his siblings, Randy Sanders, Bob Sanders, and Cathy Coburn. He is predeceased by his brother Rick Cradit and his parents, Richard and Christine Sanders.
There will be visitation for Dave at 12:30 in the afternoon on October 28, 2022 at Milton
Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon, CA, followed immediately by interment at The Sacramento
Valley National Cemetery.
Flowers can be sent to Milton Carpenter Funeral Home: 569 N 1st St, Dixon, CA 95620.
Donations to the St. Augustine Beach S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue can be made in Dave’s name.