Former Petaluman Frederick J. Crikos founded his business, F.J. Crikos Trucking Inc., with the purchase of his first commercial truck in 1965. The business continued to grow and is currently based out of Cotati.
A resident of Sebastopol, Mr. Crikos died on Oct. 30, 2013 at the age of 78.
Mr. Crikos grew up in San Bruno. He graduated from Capuchino High School in 1955 and began working for Reichardt Duck Farm in Colma.
He married his first wife, Ellie Nordstrom, before being drafted into the Army in 1958. He served overseas until he was honorably discharged in 1960.
Mr. Crikos continued working for Reichardt Duck Farm and followed the company's move to Petaluma, where he eventually started his own trucking company.
He married his second wife, Barbara Brown, in 1968. He was a member of Sons in Retirement Serving No. 100 of Petaluma.
Mr. Crikos is survived by his wife, Barbara Crikos; children, John Crikos; step-children Jack Brown, Sherri Rarang and Donald Brown; siblings, John Crikos, Joanne Tuttle, and Erna Gates; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings, Isabelle Hollingsworth, Louise Barnes, and Anita Glover.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sutter Care at Home (Hospice) 110 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa 95401.