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HAMILTON - Edgar C. "Butch" Craven, 62, of Hamilton Township, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he resided most of his life in Ewing Township and for the past 17 years in Hamilton Township. Butchie was a dedicated father to his daughter Jamie, and stepchildren, Nicole and Peter, and a loving husband to his wife, Maria, whom he married on Sept. 10, 2011, after 16 years together. Newly retired, he enjoyed weekends in Atlantic City, vacations to any place warm enough for a palm tree, and celebrating life over a cigar and red wine with his close friends and loved ones. One of a kind, truly larger than life, he was loved and respected by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Butchie will be deeply missed. Butchie retired in February 2012 after 38 years from the State of New Jersey, Department of Education, Trenton.
Son of the late Edgar C. Craven Sr., he is survived by his mother, Hazel Cunningham of Ewing Township; his loving wife, Maria Angioletti-Craven; a daughter, Jamie Craven of Yardville, and her companion Michael Lucchesi; a stepson, Peter Enderle of Hamilton Township and his companion, Ashley Zegarski; a step-daughter and her husband, Nicole and Daniel Schottland of Philadelphia; a brother, Richard Craven and his companion Connie Dey of Ewing Township; two sisters, Linda Demand of Kingston, N.Y. and Debra Prettyman of Ewing; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive guests on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brenna Funeral Home, 340 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. Cremation services were private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to Capital K-9 Association, PO Box 8762, Trenton, NJ 08650.
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Published in The Trentonian on Sept. 30, 2012
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"Maria, Butch was a friend of mine since 1976, I just found out today(10-26-12) about his passing. I am..."
"Maria I am so sorry to hear about Butchie. I send my condolences to you and your family. God bless all..."
- Renee Riccioariccio
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- Pamela Durkalski
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- Lisa Balkum
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- Glenn Allen
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