Craig was a deeply loyal and devoted, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Never selfish, always protecting and guiding the ones he loved. He was the ultimate team mate that knew that hard work, dedication and commitment is what really mattered. True of heart, quietly courageous, respectful and reverent are all words that describe him. When you first met Craig you may have thought he was quiet and unassuming. But, in reality he was waiting, watching and planning for the moment you needed a smile or a laugh. The ultimate "straight-man", always ready with a "one-liner" that made you realize that we should not take ourselves too seriously and to not sweat the small things. When you saw that sly boyish grin come across his face you knew you were in for it, you were going to laugh soon. While Craig may have disarmed you with his humor, he won your heart with his love and devotion. Children were drawn in by his calm demeanor, easy smile and deep blue eyes. They instantly knew that here was a good soul that was caring and loving. Craig was a wonderful brother, OK maybe there was an occasional rift with his sisters when he'd steal their socks, however he always ended it with a hug and giggles. You could never stay mad at him. You could only shake your head, see that grin of his, and laugh. Craig was the most loving Son to his Mother, Father and sisters, he never asked for much and was always grateful. If you ask his sister's what kind of brother he was while growing up they would say he was simply a joy in every way. While attending Ponderosa High School, Craig played football. You might say that he enjoyed it but you'd be wrong. He "LOVED" playing football. He was number 53, the "Hammer". He played middle line-backer at the center of the defensive squad. The competition, hard work and the combined goal of the "team" drove Craig to achieve. He also encouraged his team mates to look within themselves and strive to achieve greatness. Craig respected and admired his Coaches. If you ask them, you will find the feeling is mutual. The cold metal seats, the grass, the mud and watching number 53 "put the hit on" will always live on in our memories. Craig's sense of team and commitment stayed with him as he decided to protect and serve his Country in the United States Navy. He always gave 100% and took great pride in his accomplishments. In less than four years Craig attained the rank of Yeoman Petty Officer 2nd class as well as earning an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist pin recognizing his abilities and dedication . He was a member of the Strike Force Training Pacific Command in San Diego for most of his service. Here, as in all of his previous endeavors, Craig continued to inspire his team to look within themselves and strive to achieve greatness. The world lost a good man. Our family will never be the same without him. Our hearts are forever broken. Craig was the perfect son, brother, team mate and sailor. Until we meet again dear son, always remember how very much we love you.