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Benjamin Craig

Benjamin R. Craig,

85, of Slatington, passed away, May 30, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of the late Dolores M. (Spadt) Craig. Born in Slatington he was the son of the late Paul C. & Anna L. (Lynn) Craig. Ben worked for American Nickeloid in Walnutport for many years as a Machinist before retiring in 19991. Ben enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid hunter. As a youth he was a member of BSOA troop 65, and in later years he was assistant scout Master of troop 66 BSOA Slatington.

Survivors: Sons, Paul H. & wife Carol L. Craig of Halifax and James R. & wife Sheila Craig of Healy, Alaska. Companion Madeline Krawchuk, Laurel MD. Two granddaughters, Lydia, and Anna Craig. Ben was predeceased by his daughter, Beth E. Graver in 1991.

Memorial Service: 7:30pm, June 4, 2013 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington Calling period will be 6-7:30pm at the funeral home. Interment Wednesday June 4, 2013 11:00 ARE Union Cemetery Slatington

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, to The Slatington Public Library, in care of the funeral home

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Dear Craig Family, My deepest sympathy is with you. I work with Paul and I have no doubt the kind of man he is reflects the qualities of his father. I'm sure his life was a blessing as you remember all the good times. Offering condolences,Diane Oleson

Diane Oleson Jun 5 2013 12:00 AM

To the Craig Family and Madeline. I was so deeply saddened to hear of Ben's passing. He was truly a wonderful person, great neighbor, and good friend to our family. Couldn't have asked for a better family to live next to for all these years. My father and Ben were good buddies throught the years. I'll always remember the good times we had at your home. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. Fondly,Karen (Schlosser) Dias

Karen Dias Jun 4 2013 12:00 AM