Craig was an avid motorcyclist and cherished member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter PA-Y. A skilled Road Captain and Tail Gunner, Craig will be fondly remembered for the multi-day trips he and wife Eileen meticulously planned for the chapter. From start to finish, the roads, scenery, routes and accommodations were second to none, and their attention to detail was simply amazing. His trips were some of the most enjoyable and well attended each year.
Craig was also a skilled craftsman, particularly with woodwork. His 1997 GL 1500 trike was meticulously maintained and detailed, right down to the 46 handmade woodgrain accents that set his bike apart from all others. It proudly displayed multiple Eagle depictions, signifying Craig’s love for his country and the freedom we enjoy.
A Navy veteran, Craig loved his fellow servicemen and each year organized our fundraising event for the Southeastern Veterans’ Center. Craig always led our ride to SEVC, proudly displaying his American and POW parade flags in honor of those who served, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. He was a compassionate honorable man who loved his family, his country and his brothers and sisters in uniform.
Craig mentored many Chapter Road Captains, imparting his knowledge, skill and attention to detail, particularly when it came to safety. He never compromised and always made sure safety was paramount. His definition of “Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge” always put safety first.
Craig’s contributions to the Chapter Y family will be sorely missed, but without fail his legacy lives on. Until we see him again on the road ever high, “Ride On My Brother, Ride On!”