Friday, July 24, 2009

The Obituary

Charles L. Craig

REXFORD, N.Y. — Charles L. Craig, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Charles was born on Sept. 5, 1927, in Upper Jay, N.Y., the son of James and Luella (Wells) Craig.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Ann (Southmayd) Craig; his parents; four sisters, Hazel Hollon, Ruth Seymour, Mary Lovelass and Luella Habesch; three sisters-in-law, Harriette (Sheffield) Craig, Alice (MacDougal) Craig and Sarah (Phillips) Craig; four brothers, John Craig, James Craig, Loren Craig and Allen Craig; five brothers-in-law, Letton Hollon, Devoice Seymour, Theodore Lovelass, Merritt Metcalf and Howard Baker.

He is survived by two sons, Charles Craig of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Leonard Craig of Averill Park, N.Y.; three daughters, Bonnie Trombley of Rexford, N.Y., Charlene Craig of Lansingburgh, N.Y., and Susan Trahan of Kirkville, N.Y.; and two daughters-in-law, Deborah Craig and Holly Goldman-Craig; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 26 nieces and nephews. Also survived by two sisters, Harriet Metcalf of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Dorothy Baker of Keeseville, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law, Virginia (Barber) Craig of Keeseville, N.Y., Lois (Rashaw) Craig of Broadalbin, N.Y., and Leona (Henderson) Craig of Sparks, N.Y.; one brother, Donald Craig of Broadalbin, N.Y.; and one brother-in-law, Emil Habesch of Rexford, N.Y.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009, from noon to 2 p.m. with funeral service to follow at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home.

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