Sam Craig. Photo courtesy of the Craig family

Longtime Berkeley resident, Sam Craig, age 90, died peacefully in his sleep at home on February 7. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjory, four daughters, Janet, Susie, Audrey, and Laura, two grandsons, Justin and Matthew, and two great-granddaughters, Stella and Daphne.

Sam was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. He served in the Army as a meteorologist during World War II, and came to California to attend college. Sam and Marjory met at U.C. Berkeley, which they both attended, and settled in Berkeley, where they raised their four daughters during the turbulent 60s.

Sam was employed as a mechanical engineer at Chevon Research in Richmond. He was a true scientist with a sharp, analytic mind, yet was also very sensitive. Sam enjoyed good food, classical and jazz music, cars, and all things mechanical. He stressed the value of a good education and was concerned about human rights and the environment. Most of all, Sam loved his family. Every summer he took his family of six on extensive, memorable camping trips in their Volkswagen bus. He was a good man and is very missed by his family and friends.

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