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Philip Alan Craig


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Philip Alan Craig Obituary
Craig Philip Alan Craig, age 64, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home in Liberty Township, Ohio. Born in Lorain, Ohio on April 22, 1953. Preceded in death by his mother Betty (Sasso) Craig. Phil is survived by his loving wife and partner of 15 years, Cindy Parsons Craig; son, Paul; daughter, Brooke Bell; father, Paul; brothers, John (Heidi) and Kevin (Jamie); brother-in-law, Duffy Parsons (Paula Butterfield). Phil was a graduate of the Ohio State University. Phil was the President of the Craig Group for nearly 20 years and most recently served as Vice President at Shumaker Advisors. Phil began his professional career as a social worker, and quickly moved into campaign management and public relations. After years of working in other firms, he started the Craig Group in 1990. Over time, the Craig Group Inc. became the fourth largest public relations firm in central Ohio. He was fixture in Ohio politics. Last year, in 2016, The Craig Group merged with Shumaker Advisors, where he continued his work with his many clients and served as an integral part of the team. Phil served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association, the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus and the Ohio Spirits Association. He was beloved by many and has many close friends and colleagues who will miss his kindness and infectious laugh. Phil's family will receive friends 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, June 29 at Saint Brigid of Kildare, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated directly following at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://donatenow.heart.org. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit: www.RutherfordFuneralHome.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 28 to June 29, 2017
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