Leslie Craig

  • Born: October 21, 1946
  • Died: October 27, 2017
  • Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042

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Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family


Leslie Craig, 71, of Lebanon passed away Friday evening, October 27, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center. Born in LaFollette, TN on October 21, 1946, he was the son of the late Clayton L. and Bernice R. Smith Craig. Les was the husband of Mary Ann Shostek Craig, whom he married on June 6, 1998. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maria Anna Grijsbach Craig, who passed away on November 9, 1991.
Les graduated from LaFollette High School and earned a BA in Business from Saint Leo Business College in 1983. He proudly served in the United States Army for 31 years and during his service was stationed in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Korea. He was one of the first Warrant Officers to attain the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5. After retiring from active duty, he worked for 11 years in Logistics at the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville, VA, and at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD.
Les was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cornwall, where he served on the parish council. He volunteered at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and sponsored a child through Children International. He was a member of the Army Quartermaster Foundation, Military Officer's Association of America, The American Legion, Amvets Post 559, and Annville VFW 8023.
Les was a gentle, thoughtful man who loved his family dearly. He raised his sons, Danny and Tim, to be decent, honest, and hard-working men. Danny looked to him as his hero and hopes to be half the man that he was. Tim will always remember him not only as a dad, but as his buddy. He always loved to tell jokes (and laugh while telling them) and always had interesting stories of his past to share. Les enjoyed playing golf, billiards, racquetball, tennis, cards, and games with his family and friends. He also enjoyed sitting on his porch, where he would chat with his neighbors and watch the birds come and go.
Les will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary Ann; sons, Daniel C., husband of Suzanne Craig of Stephens City, VA and Timothy Craig of Centreville, VA; grandchildren, Delia, Taylor, Lauren, Marisa, Andrea, Anna, Nicholas, Megan and Wesley; great-granddaughter, Margo. Les is also survived by his stepson, Robert E. Shostek, husband of Melissa of Windber, PA; stepdaughters, Charlotte A., wife of Eric Ecklund of Johnstown, PA and M. Denise Templeton of Cedar Rapids, IA. He is also survived by his brother, Dwight Craig of Morristown, TN; sisters, Josephine, wife of William Causseaux of Crawfordville, FL, Mildred, wife of Donald Davis of Oak Ridge, TN, Marjorie, wife of James Robbins of LaFollette, TN, and Janice Craig of LaFollette, TN; sister-in-law, Margaret Craig of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers-in-law, Christ, Hans, and Ed Grijsbach of the Netherlands; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Devaughn and Gene Craig and grandson, Robert E. Shostek, III.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial for Les on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 11AM at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2596 Cornwall Road, Cornwall, PA. Friends will be received at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11AM. Les will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in his memory to Sacred Heart Debt Reduction Fund. For information, please call 717-272-4634 or to submit an online condolence, please visit www.porterfieldscheidfh.com.