Thomas A. “Tom” Craig

Thomas A. “Tom” Craig

Brea, Orange County, California, USA
Death 21 Mar 2011 (aged 82)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Memorial ID 81599447 · View Source
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Tom Craig, age 82, loving husband of Ellie Craig, died on Monday, March 21, 2011, after a valiant fight for life, in Fresno, Ca.

Tom was born on June 16, 1928, in Brea, Ca., to Ted and Peg Craig. After graduation from Fresno State College, he went to work for California Texas Oil Company who sent him to India and Africa. He then settled in Wichita, working for Clinton Oil and the Jet Citation Division of Cessna. Thereafter, he was a successful real estate developer.

Tom traveled with Ellie; visiting all the continents and over 125 countries. He will be remembered for his integrity, generosity, and strength of character.

He was precedeased by his daughter, Peggy Craig; his eldest brother, Ted Craig (who died in service of his country as an aviator in World War II); and his mother, who shared with him a passion for travel and began him on his journey around the world. The last 20 years of his life was spent in Fresno, Ca. with his caring wife, Ellie Craig; her three children, son, Eric Simmons and his wife Annie; son, Darin Simmons and his wife Carrie; and daughter, Tia Porter and her husband Lee, and their children. They have been a delightful second family and a source of strength. Tom is also survived by his former wife, Caroline Craig and their children, Patricia Haley, David Craig, Ted Craig, Jane De Giacomo and her spouse Rich De Giacomo, and the grandchildren.

Graveside Service: Beth Israel Cemetery in Fresno, Ca. on Thursday, March 24, 2011.


Published in the Fresno Bee on March 24, 2011

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