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“Craig you were one of the best men I've ever known. Rest in peace ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Paul Shaeffer - Blue Bell, PA

“Unc I will miss your smiling face you always made me feel special. Love you ❤ ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Donna Silvestri - Willow Grive, PA

“Miss you so much. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Kathy Harrison - PA - Family


Craig M. Harrison passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021. He was 76.

Craig was the beloved husband to Kathy M. (nee Noad) Harrison for 53 years.

In addition to this wife, Craig is survived by his loving children Heather Payavis (James) and Melanie Martino (Paul), his grandchildren; Gabriella, Jaclyn, Samantha, Angelena, and Jamie, his siblings; Mary Lou Morris, David Harrison, Wayne Harrison, and Barry Harrison, his sister in law and brother in law Janet and George Steinbronn, as well as countless nieces and nephews whom he loved.

Craig was predeceased by his parents Theodore and Ruth (nee Harris) Harrison, his sister Janet Harrison, and his sister in law and brother in law Carole and Howard Silvestri.

Craig grew up in Penndel, PA and attended Neshaminy High School. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corp for four years. Craig began working as a sheet metal worker at the age of 23. He eventually became a foreman and was widely respected by his colleagues and friends. He was a longtime member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19. Craig retired at the age of 55 after 32 years as a sheet metal worker. Most of those years were with Willard Mechanical.

After retiring Craig worked part time for the BuxMont transportation, driving for the Overbrook School for the Blind. Craig loved this job and the students. He was even recognized by the school for his dedication and love for all of the students. He never missed a holiday show.

Craig loved coaching baseball and football in his community even before he had his own children. He really enjoyed coaching his daughters and teammates at Hatboro Little League. He was an active volunteer and board member for many years.

Craig enjoyed working with his hands, the beach and all sports. He especially enjoyed watching his five granddaughters play their favorites sports. He was their biggest fan. He loved to cheer on them and their teammates. So much so he acquired the nickname of "G-pop Bear" .

What he enjoyed the most was spending time with his beloved wife and their family, whether it was at the beach with their whole extended family or at home sharing a meal, playing wiffle ball or Bocce in the back yard.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon at the McGhee-Givnish Funeral Home, 690 Belmont Ave., Southampton, PA 18966. His interment will follow at 1:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Craig's name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project (hyperlink attached below) or to the Lewy Body Penn Medicine Research Fund: 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia Pa, 19104 (hyperlink attached below).

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=11585&ovr_acv_id=12177&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS21001AAABREAA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInbSEl-q68wIVEorICh0aEgPvEAAYASAAEgL3lvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://giving.aws.cloud.upenn.edu/fund?program=MED&fund=604439