Mr. Craig C. Clair

Mr. Craig C. Clair

Mr. Craig C. Clair

Mr. Craig C. Clair
July 6, 1941 – March 2, 2021

Craig Charles Clair, 79, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Schaumburg, Illinois and Ludington, Michigan passed away peacefully at Memory Care of Naples on March 2. 2021. For the last almost 6 months, he received loving care from the Memory Care and Avow (hospice) staff. He has had Parkinson Disease for the past 7 years.

Craig was born in Chicago on July 6, 1941. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Clair. He has one son, Nathan (Jill) Clair and three granddaughters, Kylan, Hadley, and Juniper of Dexter, Michigan. His brothers John (Lori) Clair of Nocatee, Florida, Jerry (Cathy) Clair of Baileyville, Illinois, and Tearlach (Siubhan) Sinclair of Menominee, Michigan; Sister, Randi (Kent) Franklin of Nocatee, Florida. Craig has nieces and nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles H. Shepherd, father, John Clair and mother, Betty-Lou Clair.

Craig retired from teaching after 23 years in 2004. Since then, he has spent winters in Naples, Florida and summers in Ludington, Michigan. In 2018 Florida became his primary residence.

Funeral arrangements will be made by Naples Funeral Home at 3107 Davis Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34104.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Naples on March 15, 2021 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Craig’s name may be made to the music department at First Baptist Church, Avow Hospice or Memory Care of Naples, Florida.

A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington, Michigan in the summer of 2021. Memorial contributions can also be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 Nelson Road, Ludington, Michigan 49431.


Christiance Pyzdrowski

March 6, 2021, 2:19 pm

Oh Dorothy, my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Craig’s passing must leave a hole in your heart but focusing on the lovely memories the two of you have built over the years will sustain you. I remember the twinkle in Craig’s eyes. He was such a gentleman who adored his wife! Please know you and your family are in my prayers. God bless❤️

Miriam Myers

March 7, 2021, 8:14 pm

Hello Dorothy,
We sorrow with you over your loss of a dear husband and friend,
but rejoice that Craig is joyfully in the presence of the Lord, and
that you will be will reunited with him on day!
I remember Craig singing with his beautiful voice at Russ and
Naomi’s wedding.
I also smile at your mischievous response when Craig urgently called you
from his Spanish speaking class.
How wonderful for your long, joyous marriage, and that you could be
with Craig each day!
May God richly bless you and your family.
Very warm regards from Miriam Myers, and son Bill Myers
Russ and Naomi graciously let me know about Craig

June Swanson

March 15, 2021, 2:13 pm

Dear Dorothy…..our dear mutual friend, Ed Sanborn, sent us a copy of Craig’s obituary. Today you are preparing to honor Craig and celebrate his life. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and praying for you as you walk this new path in your life. Bill joins me in sending our deepest sympathy.
Bill and June Swanson

Dave and Deb Collins

March 16, 2021, 7:37 pm

We just heard this sad news and are praying for all of you.

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