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Edwin M. Craig

June 9, 1933 ~ February 16, 2019 (age 85)

Edwin M. Craig, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday February 16, 2019 in Transitions Health Care Center in Washington.

He was born June 9, 1933 a son of John C. and Ida Mae Phillips Craig.

Mr. Craig was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. 

He was a lifetime member of the VFW post #927 in Washington.

He enjoyed camping, and mowing grass as though it were a competition with the neighbors, and was well know to run his own version of a neighborhood watch by looking out the window when someone would enter the neighborhood.

Mr. Craig was an avid NHRA fan.  Even at the age of 83, he never lost the desire for companionship and joined a dating website, stating in his bio that he “enjoyed long walks on the beach”. 

For more than sixty years he was employed as a truck driver, most recently for Neville Metals Company.  

Surviving are his daughter and son Janice “Ted” Cooper of Carmichaels, and Darryl “Dunkie”  (Susan) Craig of Burgettstown; nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his miniature collie named “Patches”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Lorena “Snookie” M. Fuller and his second wife Virginia M. Peters; a son Edwin “Butch” Craig; two brothers Harold and John Craig; two sisters Thelma Anderson and Donna Jean Rock; and a grandson Joseph Housel. 

At the request of the deceased, visitation and funeral services were private.  Burial was held in The Washington Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Army and the American Legion Post #175 Honor Guard.  

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