Robert (Bob) W. Craig, 86, of Bath, NY passed away on September 26th, 2017.
Robert (Bob) W. Craig, 86, of Bath, NY passed away on September 26th, 2017. Bob was born in Hammondsport on August 11th, 1931. He graduated from Haverling High School, where he excelled in track, wrestling, and football. He proudly served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955. Following his service in the Navy, he worked for Taylor Wine Company and retired after 35 years. Bob was happily married to Donna (Clark) Craig on March 6, 1953 and enjoyed 64 memory-filled years together. Bob loved his family and enjoyed every moment of time spent with them. He set a sterling example as a sensitive, compassionate, and generous husband and father. He was an avid reader of history, and enjoyed a good story as much as he loved telling one. Bob has lived a great life. His calm, well-reasoned advice on topics ranging from home repairs to simply enjoying life will be missed for years to come. Bob was a member of the American Legion, Elks Club, and Bath VFW He is survived by his wife Donna, children Cyndi Peterson, Michael (Mary) Craig, Toni Harrison, and Donald (Loretta) Craig. He loved his nine grandchildren: Julie Simons, Rob Rawleigh, Eric Harrison, Carrie Galli, Shawn Craig, Tyler Craig, Jessie Cornell, Elise Wright, and Holly Craig. He is also survived by seven great-grandsons. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Agnes (Joe) Orseno and his son-in-law Steve Harrison. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 30th at the LaMarche Funeral Home in Hammondsport, NY. Don Peek will officiate. Burial will follow the funeral at the Prattsburgh Rural Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home was held from 2-5 p.m. on September 29. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.