James H. Craig Jr., 89, of 1067 W Washington St., passed away Thursday (Nov. 3, 2016) in The Pavilion at BRMC.
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Born Aug. 13, 1927, in Rixford, he was a son of James H. and Arlene Carpenter Craig. He was married to the former Barbara Mae Linane, who died June 11, 1998. On June 24, 2000, in St Bernard Church, he married the former Betty Remington, who survives.
Mr. Craig worked at National Fuel as a lineman, retiring in 1982; he then worked for Werzalit as a driver and DeSoto Motel as a maintenance man.
He was an avid bowler and hunter and played in the band Western Dynamics for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and had boxed in the Navy. He was a member of Eagles Aerie #2432 and a lifetime member of VFW Post #212 and American Legion #108, both of Bradford. He was also a 32nd degree Free Mason and a member of the Orak Grotto.
Surviving, besides his wife, are seven sons, Michael Holly of Bradford, Daniel Holly of Louisiana, Christopher Craig of Butler, Chad (Vicki) Craig of Pittsburgh, Jeff Craig of Texas, Thomas Craig and Bradley Craig, both of Bradford; three stepdaughters, Renee (Brian) Dolan of York, Kelly Jo Remington of Grand Island, N.Y., and Karen (Scott) Ordiway of Bradford; several grandchildren, including Tyler and Julia Craig of Pittsburgh and Dani and Alix Ordiway of Bradford; two sisters, Becky Weister of Arizona and Sylvia Gulher of Machias, N.Y.; four brothers, Michael (Donna) Craig of Clarks Summit, Patrick Craig of Moberly, Mo., Brian (Kathy) Craig of Bakersfield, Calif., and Dwight Craig of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers.
Funeral services will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home, 75 Kennedy St.
Memorials, if desired may be made to a
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2016