Craig Crumbacher

Obituary of Craig O. Crumbacher

Craig O. Crumbacher, 76, passed away on December 6, 2022, in Sarasota, FL. He was born on March 1, 1946, in Cleveland, OH to Frederick and Nathalie (Owens) Crumbacher. Craig graduated from Shaw High School in 1964 and attended Kent State University before joining the Air Force. He was in the Air Force for 4 years and worked as military police for SAC. After his military time, Craig relocated to Sarasota, FL and worked for the Sarasota Herald Tribune until retirement as Journeyman Pressman in 1997. He married his loving wife of 38 years Lois Anderson Donelan in 1984.

Craig was a member of the Knights of Columbus Chapter 7052 and Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church. He had a great love of music and his family shared that if he didn’t go into the newspaper business, he should have been a DJ and radio host. Craig also enjoyed cooking and grilling for his family and photography with his wife Lois.

He is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Nathalie Crumbacher and stepson Brian Donelan.

Craig is survived by his wife Lois Crumbacher, son Jason Crumbacher, daughter Jessica Crumbacher, and stepson Michael Donelan, grandchildren Avery, Olivia, Lili Crumbacher, and Zachary and Hannah Donelan, sister Sharen Lewis, nephew Mike Lewis, and many friends and family.

A visitation will be held from 4PM-7PM at Farley Funeral Home, 265 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice, FL, on January 4, 2023. A funeral mass will take place at Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church, 310 Sarasota St, Venice, FL 34285, on January 5, 2023, at 10AM. A graveside service and military presentation will be held on January 6, 2023, at 1PM at Venice Memorial Gardens, 1950 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34293.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Venice
265 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, Florida, United States


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church
310 Sarasota Street
Venice, Florida, United States

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, January 6, 2023
Venice Memorial Gardens
1950 Center Road
Venice, Florida, United States
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