Michael J. Craver, Sr., 60, of Blackman Corners Rd.,Verona, NY, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Oneida Healthcare Center.
He was born February 25, 1952 in Oneida, a son of the late Glyenn and Evelyn Cullen Craver and received his education in local schools. Michael was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. On November 20, 1971, Michael married Barbara J. Kimball in Utica, and they celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2011. Michael was a truck driver for Riccell Enterprises in Syracuse.
Mike was a member of the Kelley Phillips Post #569 of Oriskany Falls. He loved camping, fishing, dancing, playing cards and going to the casino. He was a true family man who loved the time he spent with them and especially looked forward to Thanksgiving every year.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara; his children, James Craver and Nicole Moot of Bouckville; Michele Craver and Ron Evans of Vernon; Michael, Jr. and Carrie Craver of Holland Patent; daughter-in-law, Amy Craver of Solsville; sisters and brother-in-law, Dawn Rafte of Oneida; Sandi and Jim Jones of Wampsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herb and Betsy Dixon of NH; Gerry and Carmen Dixon of FL; eleven grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Nevaeh; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are his sister-in-law and her husband, Midge and Ken Rifenburg of Sherburne, with whom he had a very special relationship. His sister, Glenda Rosetta, predeceased him.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, followed by interment in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Merrillsville.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from Noon until 2pm prior to the service.
Contributions in his memory can be made to his family to be used according to their wishes.