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Gordon Samson Craig ’35

Published in July 5, 2000, issue

Gordy Craig died Mar. 11, 2000, in Lake Worth, Fla. He prepared at Lawrenceville, where he played on the golf and baseball teams. At Princeton he majored in geology, won second group honors junior year, played golf and hockey, and joined Tiger Inn. After graduation came a year of graduate work at NYU's school of business and commerce, which led him into sales management. Among the companies he worked for in the next few years was Keyes Fibre Co., in NYC. But his most remarkable achievement in that period, he told friends, was marriage to the former Jane Matthews in 1940. He served in the Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery during WWII. The Craigs then moved to Plainfield, N.J., not far from his beloved Princeton.

During the 1950s Gordy and Fred Pike formed GorJane Inc., a manufacturers' representative of fine foods and confections. Gordy became pres. and treas. but still found time to do volunteer work for many charities, including the American Red Cross and the United Fund. He also was pres. of the Princeton Club, Central New Jersey, and served on various key committees for 1935 in the next decades. Gordy and Jane moved to Lake Worth, Fla., in 1997 to live closer to their two sons and daughter. They, Jane, and four grandchildren survive him.

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