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John Robert Craig, Sr.
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Obituary for John Robert Craig, Sr.

John Robert Craig, Sr., age 89 years, passed away on November 23, 2017 at his home in West Deptford, NJ, where he has resided for the latter part of his life. John, as a child, lived in Woodbury until after World War II, when he served in the U.S. Army in occupied Japan. He became an Ironworker for Camden Local 399 in 1949, and worked most of his career for Cornell & Company, Inc, a steel and precast erection company as a foreman. He traveled from Boston to Washington, DC, from Cincinnati to Baltimore with many other locations in between, erecting steel buildings and bridges plus precast structures. He spent the last 10 years of his career erecting parking garages in Atlantic City before he retired in 1990. He enjoyed his work and loved sharing stories with other Ironworkers.

During his retirement years he enjoyed traveling from coast to coast, surf fishing, surfing the net, making stained glass objects and competing in shooting matches. But most of all, John was a wonderful husband and father, spending time with his children and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and participate in sports. He loved them and they knew it.

FAMILY
John was born on December 1, 1927, the only child of Howard E. Craig and Elizabeth (Bickerstaff) Craig in Woodbury, NJ. John is survived by his wife Marian of 29 years, and predeceased by his first wife Doris (nee Henning), Mother of his children. He is survived by his son John Robert Craig, Jr and his wife Judy, daughter Nancy Louderback and her husband William, daughter Vicki Federico and her husband Vince and predeceased by his son Jay Howard Craig. His grandchildren are Jill (Brian) DuBois, Amanda (Brian) Perticari, John Robert (Jennifer) Craig, III, Meredith (Timothy) Gallagher, William “BJ” (Jessica) Louderback, Laura (Matthew) Sandy and Mitchell (Kristin) Federico. There are 16 great grandchildren: Brooke, Madison & Cole DuBois, Ashley, Katelyn & Abigail Craig, Jack, Max & Ben Perticari, Nora & Shane Sandy, Claire & Mae Gallagher, Lucy & Ruby Louderback, and Elsie Federico.


FAREWELL ARRANGEMENTS

Viewing on Monday night from 7 to 9 PM at the Budd Funeral Home, 522 Salem Avenue (Kings Hwy), Woodbury, NJ 08096 and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 AM with the Funeral Service at 11 AM, followed by Interment at Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ. Flowers are gratefully received, but those desiring may make contributions to the Army & Navy Garrison #52, 26 Riverview Avenue, National Park, NJ 08063.


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Visitation

Monday

27

Nov

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Budd Funeral Home

522 Salem Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096
Woodbury, New Jersey 08096

Visitation

Tuesday

28

Nov

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Budd Funeral Home

522 Salem Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096
Woodbury, New Jersey 08096

Funeral Service

Tuesday

28

Nov

11:00 AM
Budd Funeral Home

522 Salem Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096
Woodbury, New Jersey 08096

Cemetery Details

Location

Eglington Cemetery

320 Kiings Hwy, Clarksboro, NJ


Memorial Contribution

Army and Navy Garrison #52

26 Riverview Ave.
National Park, NJ 08063
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