Posted on: July 9, 2018
John A. Craig, MD, passed away on the afternoon of May 18, 2018 after a brief illness. He was 97 and 3/4 years old. He was active up until his final days. In his life he enjoyed tennis, golf, swimming, working in his extensive rose garden, and walking his dogs. He came to the southwest with his wife, Doris, and young daughter Sandra Jo in the 1950’s after completing his residency in radiology at the University of Virginia. He was a pioneer in providing medical services to underserved communities in his early work with Van Atta Labs. He completed his medical career working for the DoD’s Military Entrants Processing Command in Albuquerque.
He enjoyed bridge, competing in at least three bridge clubs during his life. He was an avid volunteer reading newspapers for the blind, doing pet therapy with his beloved dog Ginger, and reading with elementary school students during his later years. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra and Karen, and his son, John.