Gary Alan Craig Sr.

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Oakland - Gary A. Craig, Sr. entered into eternal life on July 28, 2019, at the age of 64. He was born on March 16,1955, to George and Gloria Craig. He graduated in 1974 from Bangor High School, where he was an accomplished athlete. Upon graduation, he immediately started work. Gary was a long-time community member and businessman in Central Maine, tackling a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors beginning with the family business, Northeast Dodge Toyota and Northeast Chrysler Plymouth. Gary was highly successful in creative property development (Mayflower Heights in Oakland) as well as business management (Roof Cleaning Solutions). Gary loved the outdoors and was always there for friends and family in their time of need.
Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Teresa (Terry) Craig. In their 38 years of marriage, they were devoted partners in life, love, faith, family and business. He leaves behind his children and their families: Jennifer Cyr and her husband, Matthew of Bradley, Gary A. Craig, Jr. and his wife Sarah of Old Town, Colby Craig and his wife, Danika of Oakland. Gary was a devoted father and grandfather and took great pride in his family. He adored his grandchildren: Madelyn, Meredith, Logan, and baby Craig due this September. His wisdom, bear hugs and smile will be desperately missed.
Gary leaves behind his mother, Gloria Sweet Craig of Brewer, and siblings Gayle Gonzales and her husband Floyd of Brewer, Glen Craig and wife Marylou of Winterport, Garrel Craig and wife Judy of Brewer, in-laws Ted and Anne Greene of Lubec, sister-in-law Linda Burke and her husband Brad of Cape Elizabeth and brother-in-law, Steve Greene and wife Debbie of Raleigh. He is uncle to many: Crystal, Craig, Chris, Cory, Beth, McKenzie, Chase, Taylor, Rachel, Skyler, Amy, Laura, and Sara, and was blessed with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gary was predeceased by his father, George Craig, sister, Gwen Craig Franck, niece, Jana Franck, and nephew, Hunter Burke. They are surely rejoicing together in heaven.
A celebration of Gary's life will be held on Sunday August 4th, 2019, at 2:00pm at the Skowhegan Foursquare Church, 202 Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine. In his memory, please offer a prayer for Gary and his family and welcome the Lord Jesus Christ into your hearts and minds today.
Published on July 31, 2019

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Rhonda and Herman Roig
Aug 07, 2019
Terry, Gary, Jr., Colby, Jennifer
Aunt Gloria, Glen, Gail, Garrel n families,
Gary was an awesome cousin and will be missed by all. He was always helping, loving, laughing, praying and smiling. We so enjoyed our times together and our dear memories will last forever. Our love and prayers are with you all at this time.❤️🙏
family of Brad & Linda Burke
Aug 06, 2019
If we're fortunate, we meet many people who enrich our life journey through their love & actions. We are indeed blessed if we find those people within our circle of friends & family, as they make a meaningful and positive impact throughout our daily lives.
Gary's beliefs and concern for others underscored everything he did, and our lives were deeply touched by the love, care, and laughter of our wonderful, kind brother-in-law.
john rossignol
Aug 03, 2019
My sincere condolences to you Terry ,and family, during this time.
Patty Young Philbrook
Aug 02, 2019
Thinking of you all. So sorry for your loss
Bill Pullen
Aug 02, 2019
Our condolences to all. God bless.
Andrew Calouro Teen Challenge Maine
Aug 01, 2019
I first want to say I’m am so sorry for your loss. Gary was a amazing man. I first met Gary when I came to TC on the pressure washing crew. I remember all the encouraging talks we had. I thank God that God allowed me to meet this man. All of you will be in my prayers
Doug and Roberta Hooper
Aug 01, 2019
Sorry for your loss just found out.You are all in our prayers. Love you all.
Tito and Alana Santos
Aug 01, 2019
So sorry to hear this. Gary was a great support for Tito and Teen Challenge. It was a blessing just to know him. Prayers are going up for all of you. We can't imagine what he is experiencing with our Lord right now. All our love. Tito and Alana
Kevin Baker
Aug 01, 2019
I didn't know Gary as well as the rest of the Craig Family but do remember he was a great guy. Nicest folks I've ever known, all the good people working with Northeast Dodge and Northeast Chrysler back in the "good old days". May Gary's spirit live on in all that knew and loved him...
Bill Gerencer
Aug 01, 2019
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Martine GOMES DA SILVA and Daniel
Aug 01, 2019
Toutes nos prières pour le papa de Colby. Affection pour toute la famille.
Votre famille de France.
Allen Ross + Danielle Adams
Aug 01, 2019
So sorry for Gary's passing, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul and Christine Lussier
Aug 01, 2019
We are sorry for your loss
Robin and Eileen Wood
Aug 01, 2019
Robin has lost his buddy and dear friend. Treasure life as it can be gone in an instant.
Terry, Gary Jr, Colby and family, we share your grief and know he is still in all of you when we are missing him. Our times together are solid and indelible. Gary is with us always, a good man safe in the hands of God.
Melinda (Thompson) Moody
Aug 01, 2019
So sorry to all the family. I was shocked and saddened to hear this news. My Sister and I would go up to the house and hang out with Jenn, Gary Allen and Colby, we had some fun times and memories. My Prayers and Love go out to the entire family.
Christine LUSSIER
Aug 01, 2019
Craig family, we are sorry for your loss.... Psalm 119:50 Paul & Christine Lussier
Bruce Goodin
Aug 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Garrel. Thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.
Brian Hosea
Aug 01, 2019
I was saddened and shocked to hear of Gary's passing. There are many great memories to hang onto until our joyful reunion in God's kingdom. I am very sorry for your loss and yet I rejoice with you for his salvation through Jesus Christ!
Dan and Cindy Sawtelle
Aug 01, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know we are praying for you and your family.
Paula Ward Wilson
Jul 31, 2019
My thoughts, love, and prayers....so very sad to hear of Gary's passing. I am sure that my dear friend Gwenny was right there greeting him into his eternal home with open, loving arms....may God comfort all of you...
Judy strout
Jul 31, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Craig family. Especially glen and Jen. May your memories carry you through the hard times. He will be missed.
selden wheeler
Jul 31, 2019
surely was a wonderful person and enjoyed working at Northeast with all the Craig family have missed George though the years and now Gary he will surely be missed
Emilie Vashon
Jul 31, 2019
So very sorry for loss. God bless
Shelly Brown
Jul 31, 2019
Gloria & Family,
I am so very sorry about Gary's passing. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure George and Gwen were there to welcome him home. God bless all of you!

In sympathy,
Shelly
Vicki Lovell Kenny
Jul 31, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Gary was such a nice man. I remember him fondly from high school. Thinking of his loved ones at this time.