Richard "Dick"'s Story
Richard "Dick" Warren Craig of New Castle was called home at the age of 84.
Richard was born March 21, 1934, in Rimersburg.
He graduated from Union High School in Rimersburg.
He served in the Army.
After working at Babcock and Wilcox for 36 years, he enjoyed an early retirement.
Dick married Patricia "Pat" Ann Buzard on Feb. 6, 1960, who survives him.
In addition to his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, four "favorite" daughters also survive, Dr. Donna J. Craig (Jon Moss), Betsy A. Wolford (Gary), Dr. Karen L. Matis (Andrew) and Amy L. McGuinness (James). Dick was particularly fond of his grandchildren, Evelyn Moss, Nicholas and Stephen Wolford, and Christopher and Robert McGuinness; and his two great-granddaughters.
His children and grandchildren remember him as a patient and giving father, who cherished time with family and valued opportunities to advance their education.
He is also survived by a brother, Frank (Sligo); and a sister, Joanne Fowler (Cortland, Ohio).
He was preceded by his father, Clifford, and his mother, Bessie Connor.
A talented musician, Dick played fiddle and piano. He volunteered his talents at various venues, including nursing homes, and he was particularly fond of jamming with his many musician friends.
Those who knew Dick will remember him as an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan, who also loved ice cream, especially chocolate milkshakes.
Strong in his Christian faith, Dick was a member of Mount Hermon Presbyterian Church, where he occasionally played piano for Sunday school services.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice or the donor's favorite charity.
Published on April 14, 2018