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Robert E. Craig


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Robert E. Craig Obituary
Craig, Robert E.
Robert Emmit Craig, 85, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. 'Bob' Craig was born on December 28, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Bernice (nee Kanieski) Craig. After graduating from Hyde Park High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the submarine USS Hammerhead. He later attended Michigan State University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. His professional career as a Security Director in the telecommunications industry included work for Illinois Bell Telephone, GTE and Fujitsu. Bob continued to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve, retiring at the rank of Lt. Commander. Bob is survived by his wife Joann Craig of Sun City West, daughter Sheri Green of Wilmington, NC, son Bradley (Rebecca) Craig of Normal, IL and four grandchildren: Chris (Hannah) Green of Indianapolis, IN, Jordan Green of Indianapolis, IN, Taylor Craig of Normal, IL, and Bailey Craig of Normal, IL. A memorial service and internment will be held on June 10, 2016 at 10:30am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 23, 2016
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