John Craig, Sr.

Obituary of John S. Craig, Sr.

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Dateline:  Halfmoon, New York

 

John S. Craig, Sr., 59, of Halfmoon, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2024 at his residence. He was born on June 23, 1964 in Schenectady and was the son of the late James Charles and Jacqueline Scribner Craig. John was a graduate of Shenendehowa High School, class of 1982 and the University of South New Hampshire with his bachelor’s degree in business. He was the agent for the John Craig Agency of State Farm Insurance in Scotia, working for over 35 years. He loved hunting, fishing and played golf regularly at Van Patten Golf course in the GE Processors golf league. John also enjoyed coaching, but most important to him, was the time spent with his family and friends. 

 

He is the beloved husband of Kathleen Lynch Craig, whom he married on Sept. 22, 1990. He is the devoted father of John S. Craig, Jr. (Kelsey) of Clifton Park and Cassidy Theresa Craig of Saratoga Springs; dear brother of Pamela Meehan (Dan) of New Hartford, NY and Dr. James Craig (Caren) of Burnt Hills, NY; God father to Joshua Craig. Christina Kelley (Ryan) and Nicole Van Zandt (Roland); uncle of Chelsea Maloney (Conor), James Charles Craig, IV and Meghan Winderl (Drew); cousin of Charles Palmer (Nancy) and their children Kristen Strock (Nick) and Sergey Palmer (Mark).

 

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 pm in Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146 Clifton Park, NY 12065 with Pastor Lee Carlson officiating.

 

Calling hours will be from 2-6 pm Wednesday in the church prior to the service.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY Chapter, 1003 New Loudon Rd., Suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047 or to the Parkinson’s Research Fund c/o Albany Medical Center Hospital, 47 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065, 518-371-5454.

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Wednesday
20
March

CALLING HOURS

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Shenendehowa United Methodist Church
971 Route 146
Clifton Park, New York, United States
Wednesday
20
March

FUNERAL SERVICE

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Shenendehowa United Methodist Church
971 Route 146
Clifton Park, New York, United States

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY Chapter, 1003 New Loudon Rd., suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047 or to the Parkinson’s Research Fund c/o Albany Medical Center Hospital, 47 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208.
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1964 - 2024

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