Obituary: Larry Craig, 59

Obituary: Larry Craig, 59

Michael Jacobs

Atlanta Jewish Times Editor Michael Jacobs is on his second stint leading the AJT's editorial operations. He previously served as managing editor from 2005 to 2008.

Larry Craig, 59, of Atlanta died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

Larry Craig
Larry Craig

He was a devoted, loving and wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, son and friend — beloved by all. A gentleman’s gentleman, Larry fully embraced his family and his entire community, both at home and at work. He shared his generous spirit with all with whom he interacted.

Larry spent his work life in the hardware-related industry, from owning and operating retail hardware stores to his most recent ventures in the hardware supply business. He was easy to love and to befriend, always loyal and supportive. He always filled the room with his warmth, optimism and sense of humor. He will be missed terribly.

Larry is survived by his wife of 33 years, Francee (Gilbert), and his children, Michael and Hannah. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Henrietta Gilbert; sister-in-law Beth and Jeff Tatelman and brother-in-law Gary and Karen Gilbert; and nieces and nephew.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s memory can be made to Jewish National Fund or a charity of your choice. A graveside service was held Monday, Sept. 28, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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