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Obituary of Gene Craig

Gene Craig, 64, of Cortland, passed away on October 25, 2021 in Syracuse, NY.

Gene was born on July 28, 1957 in Cortland, NY to his parents, Gilbert W. Craig and Lillian J. “Stafford” Craig. After growing up on a dairy farm, Gene was a 1975 graduate of Homer High School and went on to receive his associates degree at SUNY Morrisville in 1977. Gene had his own business, Craig’s Supply and Service, repairing and servicing small engines. He was a life member of the Spafford Fire Department and was also a McGraw Lions Club member. Gene enjoyed skiing with his kids and always loved a good auction or bargain. He was a fan of the New York Jets and loved all Syracuse University Sports, especially their basketball team. He loved to ride Motorcycles and tinker with small engines. No matter what, Gene was always willing to help people.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years Barbara “Bennett” Craig; his children Geoseph Craig and Jennifer (Chris) Pinto; his brothers, Gilbert Craig Jr. of Leola Pennsylvania, George (Pam) Craig, Glen Craig, Gerald (Cindy) Craig; his sister Marylin Inman; his grandchildren Geoseph Craig, Hunter Craig, and Wyatt Pinto; as well as 11 nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. with memorial services on Saturday at 11am at the Funeral Home. The memorial service can be streamed through Gene’s obituary page on the Wright-Beard website.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider a donation to the McGraw Lion’s Club.

To offer online condolences, please visit www.wright-beard.com

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