Elwood W. Craig, 51, of 316 Gov. Printz Blvd., former business agent for Teamsters Union Local 107, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, N.J.
Death was attributed to injuries which he sustained in an accident of the New Jersey Turnpike, July 16.
New Jersey State Police said he suffered possible concussion and internal injuries when the tractor-trailer he was driving south ran off the slow lane of the turnpike and struck the rear of another tractor-trailer halted with a flat tire.
Mr. Craig, a truck driver, was appointed business agent of the local in 1954 and served in that post until his term expired in December of last year.
He was instrumental in sending crippled children of union workers to the Shrine Hospital in Philadelphia, and assisted in fund drives for the Deborah Hospital, Browns Mills, N.J.
He was a member of Lulu Temple of the Shrine of Philadelphia, the Shrine Club of Delaware, Supreme Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Philadelphia Consistory and Concord Lodge 625, F&AM. He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine Craig; a son, Elwood W. of Stratford, near New Castle; two step-daughters, Mrs. Donald Meadows of Salisbury, Md., and Mrs. Wilbur Akley of Homestead, Fla.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Madeline Schmidt of Clifton Park, and a brother, Herbert Sr. of Llangollen Estates.
Services will be at 11 Thursday morning at the McCrery Memorial Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville, where friends may call tomorrow night after 7. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
(Evening Journal, Wilmington, DE, 27 Jul 1965 (Tuesday), Page 43)
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