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Craig Anthony Salins

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Craig Anthony Salins

We are sad to announce the unexpected death of Craig Salins, who passed away August 25th of a heart attack. He was 64. Craig is survived by his brothers Steve, Dennis and Dan, sisters Marjorie and Kathie, nieces Sara and Katie, and nephews Dan and Justin. He attended Mercer Island High School and Yale University.

For over four decades, from his early twenties when he worked as a VISTA volunteer in New Jersey, to his tireless leadership as Executive Director of Washington Public Campaigns in recent years, Craig made it his life's work to fight for social justice, political equality and economic fairness. He served on the boards of Seattle's Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, the Puget Consumers Co-op, and the Central Area Motivation Program. Over the years Craig headed organizations working in the areas of health care reform, cooperative business development, consumer rights and child development services. He was active with the King County Democrats, sang with the Seattle Peace Chorus and was a proud member of Carpenters Local 816.

A public remembrance for Craig will be held on October 3rd, 7-9 pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Association in the Community Center building on the lower campus, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. in Seattle. Please visit http://funerals.coop/craig-anthony-salins/ to read more of Craig's life and for submissions.

Craig's curiosity, intellect and passion inspired all of us who knew him, and our memories of him will continue to inspire us in the future.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2012
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