Craig Williams, Apollo PA, Resident – Death Notice Obituary 2023

Craig Williams, Apollo PA, Resident, Death –  Craig R. Williams, 52, of Apollo, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at home, surrounded by his wife and two daughters.

Born April 1, 1971, in Towanda, he was a son of Ken and Leslie A. (Lockwood) Williams, of Sayre. Craig was a 1989 graduate of Towanda High School and 1994 graduate of Clarion University, where he played basketball for two years and was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. He worked in numerous roles throughout his career, but most recently as a case manager in the Secondary Program for the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children.

Craig was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in East Vandergrift and served on Apollo Borough Council for three years. He coached basketball at the YMCA Youth Program in Holiday Park, and was the junior varsity basketball coach and assistant varsity basketball coach at Plum High School. Craig loved music, and was the D.J. for many local events, including school functions.

cash bashes at Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. James, Gun Bashes, and a few reunions and weddings. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Clarie Lockwood; and his paternal grandparents, Richard and Evelyn Williams. In addition to his parents, Craig is survived by his wife of 26 years, Missi (Fox) Williams.

daughters, Marah R. Williams, of Apollo, and Alani R. Williams, of Apollo; brother, Scott K. (Lorrie) Williams, of Athens; sister, Lori (Eric Horn) Williams, of Towanda; nieces and nephews, Jessica (Ian) Whinnery, Zachary (Stephany) Williams, Donovan Fox, Aidan (Kassy) Fox, Patrick (Megan) Fox, Christian (fianc, Brittany Woodcock) Fox, Luke Fox; great nieces and nephews, Brezlen, Haley, Mercedez, Blake, Kayden.

Finley and Gianna; father and mother-in-law, John and Geri Fox, of Apollo; brothers-in-law, John (Kate) Fox, of Erie, and Greg (Kristina) Fox, of Apollo; and his beloved cats, JJ and Leo. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023, in St. James Roman Catholic Church, 109 Owens View Ave., Apollo, with Father Vincent J. Zidek, O.S.B. as celebrant. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Towanda area sometime in the spring. The family would like to thank Dr. Otaibi, Lisa, Emma, Risa, and all of the staff at AHN Forbes Cancer Center Institute.

the caring staff on 4 North at Forbes Hospital, Dr. Finley, Amanda and Lexi, and staff from Palliative Care at Forbes and AHN Home Care and Hospice. The family was blessed to have so many wonderful people caring for Craig. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice in Craig’s memory.

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