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February 28, 2012
Craig,
I miss you terribly. You were like an older brother to me, and I look up to you. You are my hero. You showed everyone your strength, and kept smiling through the worst of times. The day you died, was the day I truly learned about death, and realized I was no longer, and could no longer be a little girl.
I wish you could have stayed to watch me turn sixteen, see my driver's license, graduate high school and college, etc.
Now I know why Pa died when he did. It was to get to Heaven before you, so he could show you the way around. Mommom is now with you both, and I know they are both taking very good care of you.
I am very proud to be your cousin, and I am going to try to do my best in everything I do, to live life how you would have wanted me to, but also, since you cannot.
You are in my prayers, and I think about you everyday.
I love you.
xoxo
February 28, 2012
Craig,
I miss you terribly. You were like an older brother to me, and I look up to you. You are my hero. You showed everyone your strength, and kept smiling through the worst of times. The day you died, was the day I truly learned about death, and realized I was no longer, and could no longer be a little girl.
I wish you could have stayed to watch me turn sixteen, see my driver's license, graduate high school and college, etc.
Now I know why Pa died when he did. It was to get to Heaven before you, so he could show you the way around. Mommom is now with you both, and I know they are both taking very good care of you.
I am very proud to be your cousin, and I am going to try to do my best in everything I do, to live life how you would have wanted me to, but also, since you cannot.
You are in my prayers, and I think about you everyday.
I love you.
xoxo
May 18, 2009
Much time has passed since Craig's passing, and yet the hurt has not. Everytime I hear about the Phillies or Flyers I fall apart. I guess in time we'll learn to live with this, but I still have a hard time accepting what happened to Craig. Craig, i hope you are doing well, and know that we all love and miss you very much!
March 06, 2009
To Craig,
God gave us one of his greatest gifts --- you. Words can't express how happy we were, although our time together was much too short.
We enjoyed so much about you and will always cherish our time with you. Playing games, reading books, trips to Dutch Wonderland and the Jersey Shore, watching you and your cousin Nate in the pool. We witnessed your first steps, swallowing your first pill, you playing ball and growing up to be a handsome, confident and determined young man. These are just a few of the many memories we shared together.
Of all the photographs I have in the many albums, my favorite is the one I have uploaded to this site. It was taken of you and your dad just prior to receiving your First Holy Communion. I hope that others can enjoy this photograph as much as I have.
God took you home with him, and although your suffering is over, this is truly the greatest pain of all. I will always love you and pray for you. I will never, ever forget you.

Love and prayers,
Grandmom Anderson
February 10, 2009
To the Family of Craig Anderson,
I did not know Craig but my son did. He was one of Craig's Freshman that he was a peer mentor to. My son spoke very highly of Craig. I know that Craig must have been a special person because my son expressed his gratitude for the friendship that they were able to have. My Son, Patrick, was and is grateful for Craigs support and friendship. I also know that there are few words that anyone can say at a time like this that will ease your pain. I also lost a son (Patrick's twin) at an early age. Just know that time and the strength that God has given you both will help you through this difficult time. Dont be afraid to cry, laugh and remember your son for the fine young man he grew to be. God be with you both. Sincerely,
February 09, 2009
Sue, I am truly heartbroken for you today. The ceremony was so beautiful and truly honored Craig. You can tell he touched so many lives and I hope you can find strength in your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
February 09, 2009
Susan, I am sorry the boys and I could not be there for you. I am very sorry. Please know that we pray for you each and every day.
February 09, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 08, 2009
RON AND FAMILY

CRAIG WAS BORN WHEN MY FATHER PASTED AWAY AND NOW MY GREAT NEPHEW WAS BORN AS CRAIG PASSED AWAY. YOUR SON WAS A GENTLE AND HANSOM SOUL WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUR HEART.
February 08, 2009
Dear Sue and family,

I am sure your dedication and devotion to Craig through his battle was a comfort. The best of Craig will live on in you and your family. Our prayers are with you now. Meg, Mike, Sean and Harry Tredinnick
February 07, 2009
Aunt Floss, Uncle Ron, and MaryJane-

I didn't get to know Craig too well in the short time he was with us, but I am sure they are rejoicing his arrival beyond the veil. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in the memories of the beauty of his life.

Blessings,
February 07, 2009
To the Anderson family,
Accept our sincere condolences for the tremendous loss. We can only imagine the hole in your hearts that can only be filled with the grace of God. His Grandfather has gone ahead to welcome him into the council of the Lord.

The Wengers, Barbara, Lenny & Brett
February 07, 2009
We are friends of Rich and Dolores Shavney and wish to extend our condolences to all the Anderson famly.
February 06, 2009
Dear Ron, MaryJane, Aunt Floss and the Reynolds family,

Wishing you peace and comfort in the knowledge that Craig is at rest. During the turmoil that has been his life for the past three years, he showed unbelievable strength and determination that is to be admired by many.

On the morning Craig went to God, I happened to move a box in my basement to get to something else. Much to my surprise the following photograph was laying on top of everything else. It is a picture of Craig, and his cousins Nathaniel and Danny, both of whom were terrific friends with Craig during his early childhood. The photo was taken February 20, 1993.
February 06, 2009
Susan and Family,
You raised an incredible young man. Craig epitomized the phrase grace under pressure, and his strength and courage to battle this terrible disease was awe-inspiring. I met Craig in Sept 2005 when I started at Etown College and I was immediately struck by how he always had A) a smile on his face and B) a ball cap on his head. I cherish the fact that he started visiting me periodically, just to say hi and keep me posted on his progress. I never once doubted he would win this battle. But God must have had other plans for Craig. Maybe He needed another loving teacher in heaven. I am one of so many people who was touched by his caring soul and I will always remember him. I pray that God watches over your family and keeps you in His care during this difficult time.
February 06, 2009
Dear Susan and Family, There are no words to express how sad we feel for your loss. Although it has been many years since we've seen each other just know that you and Craig are in our thoughts and prayers.
Denise and Rick Moore
February 06, 2009
To the families of Craig,

You are all in our thoughts during this most difficult time. We were certainly blessed in getting to know such a wonderful young man.

Respectfully,
Kenneth and Curt Camarda
February 06, 2009
GOD Bless Craig and may he rest in peace with the Lord.
February 06, 2009
To Craig's family and friends, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Craig was a student of mine last semester and I always enjoyed his smiling face and thoughtful comments in the class. He is now in heaven praying for you to have strength and God's grace in this difficult time. He is no longer in pain as God cradles Craig in His hands. With sincere sympathy, Eugenia Krimmel
February 06, 2009
Craig,

I remember vividly that you were the first person I met at school. I didn't know anyone else on campus, and was already starting to feel homesick, even before my parents left! You walked right across the hall and introduced yourself to me, and we've been friends ever since. You were an incredible friend, someone who I could always count on to be there for me, and a truly gentle soul. Your two and a half year fight with cancer was heroic beyond what I can comprehend. You touched the lives of so many people and it was such a privilege to get to call you my friend. I keep playing my favorite memory with you over and over in my head, playing catch in the springtime in the dell. I will never forget my time with you at Etown. I love you and miss you dearly.

Love,

Luke
February 06, 2009
Our heart and special thoughts of peace are with you at this time. To Susan, Ron and MaryJane we are sincerely sorry for your lose.

God Bless
Pat and Patty Ehret
February 06, 2009
My deepest condolences to Sue, Chris and the entire Reynolds family. I never met Craig, but I heard about him often from his aunt Chris. She beamed when she spoke of him and I knew he had to be an extraordinary young man. Those types of relationships say so much about the family that surrounded Craig with so much love and support. No words can adequately comfort your family at a time like this, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. May God provide strength and comfort to all of you.
February 06, 2009
To all of Craigs family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. You are in our prayers for strength during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Peggy and Don Robson
Karen and Marc Steinbach and children
Danny Aughey and Jaime Joshi
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