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Crispin Gasmen Cabaya

May 21, 1949 ~ August 28, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary

DKC, Navy Chief Petty Officer, Crispin Gasmen Cabaya, 71, passed away on August 28, 2020, from a massive stroke at O’Conner Hospital in San Jose, California. He was born on May 21, 1949 in Lungog, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is the son of Carolina Cabaya and the late Trinidad Cabaya. He is the eldest sibling of Lito, Dan, and Mely.  

Crispin is survived by his wife Mila and his 3 children. He has 4 grandchildren. Cherise, Liana, Noah, and his eldest grandchild, JJ, with whom he preceded and has now joined in heaven.  

DKC, Navy Chief Petty Officer, Crispin Gasmen Cabaya, 71, passed away on August 28, 2020, from a massive stroke at O’Conner Hospital in San Jose, California. He  

was born on May 21, 1949 in Lungog, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is the son of Carolina Cabaya and the late Trinidad Cabaya. He is the eldest sibling of Lito, Dan, and Mely.  

Crispin is survived by his wife Mila and his 3 children. He has 4 grandchildren. Cherise, Liana, Noah, and his eldest grandchild, JJ, with whom he preceded and has now joined in heaven.  

He excelled in academics, always an honor student, and graduated from Chapman University with a major in Accounting. A Vietnam Veteran, he served the Navy for more than 21 years with an Honorable Discharge. After his retirement from the military, DKC Crispin Gasmen Cabaya worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 22 years. His commitment, loyalty, and dedication to serving his country made him a very proud man and showed what type of character he had.  

He enjoyed fishing and was a former Post Commander and Adjutant for the American Legion, Northside Post 858. As well as a former dedicated Volunteer Case Manager, Board Member, and Treasurer for the VSSA, Veteran’s Supportive Services Agency, Inc. 

DKC Crispin Gasmen Cabaya’s Decorations, Medals, Badges, Campaign Ribbons 

Good Conduct Medal (1st award) 

National Defense Service Medal 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 

Meritorious Unit Commendation 

Second Good Conduct Medal  

Humanitarian Service Medal (3rd award) 

Vietnam Service Medal 

Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd award) 

Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon 

Battle “E” 

Navy Achievement Award 

Good Conduct Medal (5th award)


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Services

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Wednesday
September 9, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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San Jose, CA 95128

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 9, 2020

12:00 PM
San Jose Funeral Chapel
1050 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

Graveside Blessing and Military Salute
Wednesday
September 9, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Oak Hill Cemetery
300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

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