John Craig, Jr. - Of Milford, CT (formerly of Central Islip, Port Jefferson and Rocky Point, NY), on October 6, 2023, 86 years of age.
Beloved husband of Joann for 40 years. Dear brother of Joan Wilkins. Loving father of Kevin, Michael (Kerry), Kathleen (Andy), John III (Stacey), Jaclyn (Anthony) and Peter (Brittany). Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Danielle, Sean, Brendan, Christina, Caitlin, Kyle, Taylor, Corinne, Kristin, Elizabeth, Justin, Jarrett, Mason, AJ, Copeland, and Callen Jo. Beloved great-grandfather of Colton.
John was an Air Force Veteran where he was an Aerospace Controls Warning Systems Operator and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
John worked at Gyrodyne and Telephonics Corporation for over 40 years, where he traveled the world and acquired many wonderful experiences.
John's love of the great outdoors was evident in his passion for playing golf, sailing, walking on the beach, and birdwatching as a member of the Audubon Society. He loved spending time with his family, especially for holiday brunches and long days at the beach.
Visiting Sunday, 4-7 PM at Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Ave, Northport, NY 11768. Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday, 9:45 AM, St Anthony of Padua Church, East Northport. Private cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital (stjude.org) or Boys Town charities (BoysTown.org).