jamescraig
Craig, James W. "Jim" Native of Newburg, NY, born October 18, 1930, he was the son of Nora Ryan Craig and Leslie D. Craig. Jim was a Korean War Veteran and a construction work after his discharge. He moved to California in 1968 and retired from MTA after many years of service as a bus driver. A long-time resident of Redondo Beach, California, Jim is survived by his wife Heling and his sisters Shirley Enkler, Virginia Noll and Madeline Libolt, all current residents in the Hudson Valley; his children Shelley Coombs Wilcock, Jodi Brown, Kevin Craig, Jami Larssan, Leslie Collins and Joni Turquand; and predeceased by his son James K. Craig. Known as Pop-pop to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren his legacy to them is his love for the game of baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Memorial Service 2:00 pm, May 7, 2012, Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to Redondo Sunset Youth Baseball, www.redondosunsetfundraiser.com.

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  1. Joni and Family – We are so very very sorry for your loss. Hold tight to those memories for strength. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Tomas, Lori and Erik Gomez

  2. You are now in a better place Jim. While your in Heaven, say hello to Walt, Duke, Gil and Roy for me. The Dodgers will miss you as will all of us.

  3. I have known Jim for about 11 years, mostly as a driver for Enterprise Leasing, but also as the Ice Cream Man down on Redondo Pier. He was a good man who loved his family and his baseball, mostly the Dodgers. He always had a helping hand and kind words for everyone – and a man of humor. In fact, he would probably say, “Why didn’t you tell me all these nice things a few weeks ago?” Sorry Jim.

  4. RIP my good and dear friend. Your humor and smile will be missed by all. I will remember Jim as a staunch Dodger fan, a devoted husband, and friend with a twinkle in his eye and unfailing optimisum. His presence lit up the room and he always had a story to tell. Jim, you made the world a better place, you will be missed. It has been my privilage to call you my friend. Rob

  5. RIP my good and dear friend. Your humor and smile will be missed by all. I will remember Jim as a staunch Dodger fan, a devoted husband, and friend with a twinkle in his eye and unfailing optimisum. His presence lit up the room and he always had a story to tell. Jim, you made the world a better place, you will be missed. It has been my privilage to call you my friend. Rob

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