Craig C. Alward

April 13, 1953 ‒ September 03, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

Craig C. Alward, age 56 of Delaware died unexpectedly Thursday, September 3, 2009 at home.

He was born on April 13, 1953 to the late Duane and Charlene (DeVree) Alward. A graduate of Big Walnut High School in 1971, he attended Otterbein University before moving to Delaware.

For 32 years Craig was employed with Trus Joist of Delaware. A true outdoorsman, he favored hunting and fishing. He enjoyed walking area fields looking for arrowheads.

Kind and gentle, he loved his family and never expressed an unkind word. Those qualities were evidenced by his numerous friends and classmates. Not one of material possessions, he was happiest outdoors, enjoying nature. Most proud of his family, he treasured time spent with his grandchildren and sharing laughter together.

He will be missed by his wife of 18 years: Sue (Cain), sons: Stephen Bailey of Ostrander, Chris (Janie) Bailey of Marengo, Grandchildren: Makaylin, Wyatt, Ethan, Mother-in-law: Lois Cain of Marengo, Brothers-in-law: Mike Roof of Delaware, Tim (Janet) Cain of Ashley, nieces and nephews, including Katie and Robert Thomas.

Preceded in death by his father in 2008, his mother in 2009, and sister Diane Roof in 2007.

Friends may call Sunday from 5-7 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where services will follow at 7:00 p.m., with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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