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Lawrence (Larry) Craig


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Lawrence (Larry) Craig

Larry was born November 27, 1937 in San Pedro CA and died November 4, 2016 in Poulsbo, WA. He grew up in Tacoma WA and attended Stadium High School, remaining close to his classmates and reveling in their yearly reunion picnics and dinners. He joined the Marines and while stationed in Memphis met and married the love of his life, Toby. Together they had two sons, Paul and Joey. After discharge, they returned to the Northwest and Larry attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Architecture.

While in college, he and fellow students volunteered their time and talent to design the first building at Camp Brotherhood, an Ecumenical camp in Mt. Vernon. The dormitory is still in use today. After graduation, he and his partner were involved with the historical designation of several buildings in Pioneer Square. Larry designed and built two family homes, one with his sons; the second with them, and his grandson, Joshua.

Larry embraced life with great passion - enjoying everything from Rugby to windsurfing and especially the friendships that came with them. He built his own racing boats contributing to the design and development of the International 14 class sailing dinghy, competing in local, national and world championships for 20 + years.

Larry was a member of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary, the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and the Marine Corps League Detachment 531.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Toby, son Joey, grandson Joshua, great-grandson Levi, two sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He is predeceased by his son Paul, father James, parents Edie & George Bennett, brother Dennis and brother-in-law Sonny.

His Celebration of Life will be held December 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Gateway Fellowship, Hostmark & 8th Avenue NE, Poulsbo. No flowers - donations to .

Larry was a great guy, loving, funny, honest and caring. We shall always miss him and that smile. He said he was looking forward to going to Heaven. Welcome Home Marine! Hurrah!!
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 4, 2016
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