1944 Samuel 2012

Samuel L. Craig

February 13, 1944 — October 19, 2012

Samuel Lee Craig, 68, of Ruffsdale, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Westmoreland Manor, after a courageous five year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Samuel was born February 13, 1944 in Mount Pleasant, the son of Merle and Elsie (Stoner) Craig. After graduating from the East Huntingdon High School he was drafted into the US Army serving in Japan during the Vietnam conflict and was honorably discharged a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Bridgeport United Church. He was formerly employed as a machinist by Robertshaw Controls. An avid outdoorsman, he was an Eagle Scout, a member of the East Huntingdon Fire Department, the American Legion, and the East Huntingdon Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his children, Natalie Craig of Greensburg, and Douglas Craig and wife Lauren of Apollo, PA; his grandson Rocco Douglas Craig; brothers Glenn Craig of Ruffsdale, Henry Craig of Latrobe, Fred Craig of Franklin; sisters Marion Porch of Acme, Nancy Harkcom of Mount Pleasant, and Helen Ann Berg of Florida; his former wife Barbara Miller Craig of Scottdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Samuel was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Jane Bitner and Eleanor Ramsier. Friends are welcome on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, INC 730 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant (724-547-2122) where services will be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 11:00AM with Rev. Ralph Mostoller as celebrant. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. Please visit www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Cure PSP, 30 East Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or by visiting www.psp.org.
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