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Craig Marshall Storrow



Craig Marshall Storrow, 70, departed on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his home in Brighton Township, following a valiant effort to defeat metastatic melanoma. He was born September 8, 1947, to Stanley and Mary Storrow (nee Profant).

Craig was a 1965 graduate of Wellington High School. He served in the U.S. Army, while stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany, he began corresponding with his future wife, Bonnie Dempsey. They connected through hundreds of letters, which due to his innate gift for curating, are treasured mementos to this day. He also collected many superfluous documents/periodicals. He stated many times, "When I am gone, you can put them on my funeral pyre."

After his return home in 1969, he became a proud member of Ironworkers Local 17. He assisted in renovating/constructing a multitude of popular local buildings including, the Avon High School (1998), Cleveland Browns Stadium (1999) and the Cleveland Browns Training Facility.

After many letters, phone calls and visits, Bonnie moved from Florida to Ohio. On April 10, 1976, Craig and Bonnie were married in Clintwood, Virginia.

Craig is survived by two children, his son, Eric; daughter, Amy; siblings, Clair Storrow and Susan Alice Dentel; many nieces and nephews and his friend and nephew, Terry Storrow.

Bonnie preceded him in death on November 28, 2012. He has donated his body to Case Western University as did his brother, Kent Storrow, who preceded him in death in May of 2001.

Craig was a real life combination of a variety of eccentric characters. He demonstrated the ingenuity and innovativeness of MacGyver. The wittiness, inquisitiveness and insatiable curiosity of Columbo. He enjoyed helping others. He was truly a unique individual and is deeply loved and missed.

A celebration of his life will take place on his birthday September 8, 2018 at Findley State Park, Wellington from 2 to 5 P.M. at Shelter House two. Refreshments will be served with a funeral pyre to follow. Please feel free to bring any memories, anecdotes and/or photos you would like to share.

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