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Melinda Craig

Melinda Craig

Saturday, July 31st, 1954 Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Melinda Jean Craig

Melinda Jean Craig, 66 of Meadville, passed away, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at The
Marquette Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born in Norfolk, VA Naval Hospital
on July 31st , 1954, to the late Howard O and Jean Kress Caldwell. She was married to Russell
Craig.

Melinda wanted to be a nurse as a young girl and after Nursing school, worked as a visiting
nurse and in assisted living care including Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community
for almost 40 years. Friends, family and patients remember her kind loving nature and sense of
humor.

At the age of ten, she and two other friends, wrote a song “Don’t Come to Me A’ Cryin.” It was
published and reported with photos in The Meadville Tribune. She was an accomplished
clarinetist, great cook and created beautiful needlework and poetry.

In addition to her husband, Melinda is survived by her sons, Walter Sposkoski, Jr., Daniel (Lacy)
Sposkoski and grandchildren Lucy, Zach, Marissa, Alaina; sister, Robin (Steve) Blomquist and
her brother James Caldwell and niece Dana Blomquist and nephew Kurt Blomquist.
Melinda was preceded in death by her brothers Christopher and Richard Caldwell.

For those who are comfortable attending, a public viewing will be held on Sunday, September
6 th , 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

A memorial service will be held St. Agatha Church at 353 Pine Street on Monday, September
7th, 2020, 10:00 A.M. with Father Andrew Boyd, officiating. Please wear a mask and observe
social distancing.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Crawford County for their care. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County at 766 Liberty St. Meadville,
PA 16335.

Burial will take place at St. Agatha Cemetery, Meadville.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 6th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    544 Chestnut Street
    Meadville, Pennsylvania
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, September 6th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Memorial Mass

    Monday, September 7th, 2020 | 10:00am
    St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church
    353 Pine Street
    MEADVILLE, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, September 7th, 2020
    10:00am
    Officiant
    Father Andrew Boyd
  • Interment

    Monday, September 7th, 2020 |
    St. Agatha Cemetery
    Jefferson Street
    Meadville, Pennsylvania
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, September 7th, 2020

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Debbie Smith

I worked with Melinda at the VNA of Crawford Co. She was a delight & joy to work with. My deepest sympathy to her family.
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