Passed away suddenly in Petaluma, CA, April 22, 2012, beloved husband of Melanie Dado-Stammler. Loving father of Craig Stammler Jr. (fiancée, Courtney), Brian Stammler, Christopher Stammler and Vannesa Stammler. Beloved step father of Angelina Caballero. Dear grandfather of Mason Stammler. Loving son of Sharon Stammler. Brother of Cheryl (Stephen) Hunt, Gordon (Susan) Stammler and Kim (Joe) Espil. Brother-in-law of Alan Dado and Sharlyn Dado. Also survived by the mother of his children, Maria DeJesus Iniguea and numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Brooklyn, New York. Age 50 years. Craig was well known as the former owner of Bella Luma Caffe' and worked with his wife at StarStruck Boutique, in Petaluma. He was currently working as a server at LoCoco's Cucina Rustica in Santa Rosa, doing what he loved most. Craig was a loyal member of the local Odd Fellows Association, enjoyed playing poker with the Petaluma poker club, loved golf, the SF 49er's, and of course, was an avid SF Giant's fan. Craig was truly blessed with the gift of gab, he was witty and charming and he was a free spirit. He lived life to the fullest and always made complete strangers feel loved. He was a family man who adored his children and was beyond selfless and always eager to lend a helping hand. We invite you to celebrate his amazing life with us; ~ There will be a viewing on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Family and friends are also invited to the Funeral Mass, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:20 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma. Please wear your favorite hat and In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Craig Stammler Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Account # 8941598800.
Published in Press Democrat from Apr. 25 to Apr. 28, 2012.