Sebastian "Buster" Crivello HONOREE 2011


Buster Crivello is a hardworking, loud boisterous man with a thick accent and a yes, we can attitude.


Born in Trapani, Sicily, he arrived in Monterey in 1961 with his father Fillipo Crivello, mother Rosa and sister Phyllis. Within 24 hours of his arrival, instilled with a strong work ethic, he overcame jet lag and began working for Rappa's Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf. He met Antoinette Spadaro and they were married in 1969. They have two children, Phillip Crivello and Rosie Chessire, and three grandchildren, Gina Crivello, Michael Brindle and Leah Chessire.


Buster worked 43 years for Sea Products (a fish processing company) where he learned all his management skills. A devout company man he managed several processing plants in California, including Crescent City, San Francisco, Oakland, Tomales Bay, San Pedro, Oxnard, Moss Landing, Seaside and Monterey. He also served on the State of California Fishery Advisory Board for many years. He fished waters in Alaska for salmon and calamari in Monterey on the fishing vessel "Sea Diamond".