Craig Carlin Selvage
SELVAGE, Craig Carlin 53, passed on to heaven on Friday, June 4, 2010 in Barrington, Rhode Island after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sept. 18, 1956, Mr. Selvage graduated from Woodberry Forest School, Virginia in 1974 and MIT in 1979 with an MS in Mechanical Engineering. A creative and exemplar toy designer and entrepreneur, he worked for both Parker Brothers and Hasbro as principle engineer, holds multiple patents, and in 2003 he founded Toy Guy Design which manufactured archetypical Audi automotive parts. A sweet, loving, gentle man, and a devoted father, he possessed facile energy for discovery, enjoyed his trips to China, a game of golf, a spin in his S4 and the pursuit of great barbeque. Craig is survived by his dear Katrina and daughter Courtney, mother Patricia C. Friese of Stamford, CT, father J. Preston Selvage Jr. of Deerfield Beach, FL, sister Pamela C. Reilly of Westwood, MA, brother James P. Selvage III of New Britain, CT, brother-in-law Charles D. Reilly, nieces and nephews Carlin, Chad and Christopher Reilly and Eric and Hayley Selvage; stepfather Richard P. Friese, stepsisters Robin Powell, Wendy Friese, Susan Friese and stepbrother Rick Friese. A memorial observance in celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, June 22 at 11AM at the Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Rd., followed by a reception at 38 Middle Hwy., Barrington. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, Washington, DC, (

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Published by Boston Globe on Jun. 13, 2010.
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Just two nights ago, I found Craig's obituary at It is true that the more unique the name, the more likely it is you will find someone on the internet.

For just a week in October 1979, Craig and I met while staying at the youth hostel in Santorini (Thira), Greece. We were quickly inseparable, heading to the beach everyday by bus, back to town for food, Greek beer, and hanging out in the town and at the busy hostel. I remember he had just graduated from MIT. (On the beach, he used my glasses and the sun to light our cigarettes, which I thought was pretty cool.) Once back in Canada, I did write Craig in Darien CT, but he didn't reply. And that was that, as we say.

What a charming and smart guy. I never forgot him and the endless days on that Greek island. I went on to Crete; I don't remember where he went next. I know we were both enriched by our association, however brief. Regrettably, I found him online too late. And though I've lived in Ottawa, Ontario for most of my life, I have probably passed within few miles of his southern New England home(s) many times over the years.

To this day, I still have an old address book on which he used calligraphy to inscribe my initials.

Please pass on my condolences to his family.
Ralph C MacDonald
Ralph MacDonald
June 13, 2011
Craig was incredibly brave in his battle with brain cancer. I was stunned by his ability to not only talk about it but to provide clear details as well. He loved both Katrina and Courtney. He also enjoyed our Sugar Creek outings. Once it was just he and I on the free fall - two Virgos - laughing at the scaredy cats below....Hopefully he has found peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Laura Nottie
June 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We hope that the wonderful memories that you have of Craig will sustain you through this difficult time and the days ahead. With deepest condolences, Jayne and Matthew
Jayne and Matthew
June 22, 2010
My condolences to Craig's family. Katrina and Courtney -I hope you find the strength to get through this difficult time. love, Heather
June 22, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. The loss of a sibling, son, father and partner is undeniably one of the most difficult times we can all face. Judy and I hope you find solice knowing he is at peace.
Steve and Judy Yung
June 20, 2010
My condolences to Craig's family. Craig was one of Hasbro's top designers and Engineers. I had a lot of respect for his skills and professionalism during the times we worked together. I'll remember him in my prayers.
Bob Bessette
June 17, 2010
a deep current, a poet with design, a kind and gentle man who will be missed by all who knew him. Jim Henderson
Jim Henderson
June 16, 2010
Craig and I shared a lot of creative time together at Hasbro. I remember that he would present his ideas as a question rather than a demand and always showed the deepest respect to everyone.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patrick Twohey
June 16, 2010
I had the pleasure of working with Craig at Hasbro. The world lost a great talent. My condolocenses to the family.
John Amaral
June 16, 2010
Craig is a terrific guy. He is an inspiration to me. We worked together at Parker Brothers and at Hasbro. Craig always could figure things out at light speed. The most difficult challenges were a simple puzzle to Craig.
We are so sorry for your loss and we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

With deeply felt sympathy,

George Dys & Diane Prete
George Dys
June 16, 2010
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