Memorial services for John Henry Craig, 95, of Mentor, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Mentor Plains United Methodist Church, 7271 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor.
Mr. Craig passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Hospice House in Cleveland.
Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Milford, N.H., he had lived in Mentor for more than 55 years.
John was a member of Mentor Plains United Methodist Church. He had been honored with an induction into the State of Ohio Senior Hall of Fame, the Lake County Senior Hall of Fame and the Lake County Council on Aging Hall of Fame. He also volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels in Lake County for 33 years, preparing and delivering meals.
Mr. Craig was employed as a foreman at Eaton Manufacturing Corporation in Cleveland and Roxboro, N.C. He retired in 1981 after 42 years of service.
Survivors are his children, David (Vicki) Craig of Mentor, Dan (Samantha) Craig of Roxboro, N.C., and Carol (Roy) Cox of Trinity, Fla.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Joe (Marlene) Mayer of Euclid.
His wife of 52 years, Blanche D. Craig, passed away Nov. 4, 1994. His natural parents, Heikki and Saima (Koskinen) Ylitalo; ""parents"", Dr. Paul O. and Josephine Mayer; and sisters, Berda Treyz and Judy Funk, also are deceased.
Private family burial will be in Whitehaven Memorial Park, Mayfield Village.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc., 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602, Mentor Plains United Methodist Church, 7271 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060 or Meals-on-Wheels, c/o Lake County Council on Aging, 8520 East Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
Arrangements by Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Inc.