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James "Jim" Robert Craig Sr.

James "Jim" Robert Craig Sr., 69, of AllianceJames "Jim" Robert Craig Sr., 69, of Alliance, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.

Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Beloit, he was the son of the late William and Neva (Baird) Craig.

He worked at American Steel Foundries in Alliance for 32 years and loved to go bowling and spending time outdoors. He was known for always lending a helping hand to those in need. He was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan; however he most enjoyed spending his time with his family.

He survivors include his wife of 42 years, Carole (Baddeley) Craig; three daughters, Theresa (Terry) Aberegg and Kim Hanes, all of Alliance, and Kelli (Phil) Lee of Florida; and a son, James R. (Tonia) Craig Jr. of Alliance; 12 grandchildren, Carl (Amanda) Hill Jr., Brandi (Lewis) Ambrose, Mindy Hanes, Lindsey Hurford, Jim Craig III, Kassie (Zack) Norvell, Andrew Lee, Katie Lee, Thomas Texiera, Jessica Pierce, Brook Hill and Jesse Hill; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Joy Beckley, and a brother, Dave Craig, both of Carrollton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Sheri L. Hill and Janice I. Schneider.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home.


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