SALEM, OH – Craig Charles Gainor, 63, formerly of Alliance, Ohio died at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1948, in Alliance, Ohio to Hilda (Gockel) Gainor and the late Charles Gainor.
Craig graduated from Alliance High School and attended Kent State University.
He had worked in the Salem area as a produce Manager at the former Kroger Store, then as a car salesman at Greenwood Chevy in Courtland, an independent distributor for Ecoquest International, a sales manager for Current Energy in Salem and currently was the Vice President of Newtec Corp. here in Salem.
He was an avid sports fan and followed all the teams from the Cleveland area and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed going golfing and bowling in his spare time.
He is survived by his mother of Alliance; his wife, the former Penny Ann Smith, whom he married on Aug. 21, 1993; his sons, whom he was real proud of, Kyle Wayne (wife Susie) Gainor of Salem and Kirk Charles (wife Monica) Gainor of Winamac, Ind.; his stepchildren, Chris (wife Theresa) Callisto of St. Louis and Sara (husband Daniel) Martincic of Louisville; his siblings, Scott Gainor of Daytona Beach, Fla., Todd (wife Marian) Gainor of Alliance and Anna Marie Gainor of Orlando, Fla.; his grandchildren, who affectionately will remember “Grandpa Cookie,” Samantha and Lacie Gainor; and his step grandchildren, Donivin, Dylan, Chloe, Julie, Mason, Tyler and Karsten.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, July 20, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home.
A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Kari Lankford officiating.
There will be a private family burial.
Please go to www.apgreenisenfh.com
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