William Craig ’66 died on June 27, 2018, in New York, New York.
(The following was published in the Portland Press Herald on August 5, 2018):
William Starling Craig died on June 27, 2018, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City.
He was born October 3, 1944, in Shreveport, LA. The son of a military family, he lived in many locations in the United States and abroad, including a long period in Maine, where he retired in 2013 in Bowdoinham. Bill was educated at Lincoln and Buker schools and was graduated from Cony High School in 1962.
He majored in history at Bowdoin College and graduated from that institution in the class of 1966. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago and practiced for many years as a member of the Illinois and Nebraska bars. In 1988 he moved to Madison, WI, with his wife and son, where he studied urban planning at the University of Wisconsin.
Throughout his life, Bill retained his habit of wide reading in the fields of history and political science. His other interests included travel, gardening, Chinese cuisine, and French culture and language. He strove for perfection in all that he undertook. Intellectual pursuits aside, he maintained that the most important day of his life was the birthday of his son Nicholas.
His parents Miriam Weaver Craig and Paul Craig predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Mary Emily Bussey; his son, Nicholas P. W. Craig; and his sister, Paula Craig Kudma.
Bill’s family would like to thank the staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for the superb and empathetic care given to him and his family during his last days.