T. Martin
September 10, 1942 - August 21, 2011
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T. Craig Martin, age 68, of Port Charlotte, FL died at home on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Craig moved to Port Charlotte from Seattle, WA after an award winning 29 year career at The Boeing Company, retiring as Senior Director of Communications. Craig held a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and…

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Trish & Linde O'Connell left a message on September 8, 2011:
Although we did not know Craig a very long time, we quickly learned that he was both a kind and generous individual. He lived life to the fullest with the time he had be given. We are grateful to have known him.
Jo Moorer left a message on August 25, 2011:
Tina - this is a lovely way to let you know that we are all thinking of you and want to support you. We're here when you need us - Jo Moorer
Shannon left a message on August 25, 2011:
Craig was my boss for eight years at Boeing and not a day goes by that I don't miss seeking his counsel on the many traumas of the job. He had a great strategic mind and a common sense, straightforward approach to most situations we encountered at Boeing. Most importantly, he was a true friend who cared deeply for the people in his life. I have many memories of Craig but one really stands out for me. My father was very sick a few years ago. My mother, sister and I lived in the hospital for weeks, rarely at home and never taking the time to eat anything other than bad hospital fare. Craig sent us Omaha Steak Dinners - a truly great invention - entire meals delivered in dry ice to your front door! It really saved us. Craig will always have a place in my heart. I will deeply miss him. Shannon
Nancy DeMeerleer left a message on August 25, 2011:
Craig was so easy to work for/with. He always had time to listen and was there to help if you needed it. I did continue to email him after I retired so we kept in touch. I missed him when I retired and I will not forget him. He was a good man!!
Tracy (Zacharias) Salter left a message on August 26, 2011:
Tina ... so sorry to hear of your loss. I have a number of happy memories of you and Craig, and still have the coaster from Singapore that you brought me years ago. Take care.
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Gail Pease left a message on August 26, 2011:
Dear Tina and family, Was so sorry to hear about Craig's passing. Alana forwarded your message to me in Germany. I hope that your wonderful memories will be the sustaining factor for you, especially through these first days, months, etc. Thinking of you and especially the good times you shared with Dottie Hayden. Sincerely, Gail Pease Orange, MA
Stu and Sally Krell left a message on August 26, 2011:
There aren't enough words to say how sad we are. Acquaintances are many but friends are few. T.Craig was indeed a friend. From me to Mr.T, One more set.
Tootie, Betty and John left a message on August 26, 2011:
Tina, You are in our thoughts and prays. Craig was so very special to all of us. He will be so very much missed, especially when he cooked. If you need anything were here for you. Love YaX
Bob Jorgensen left a message on August 26, 2011:
Craig showed me the ropes when I came to Boeing in 1980. He was patient - yet exacting - and open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Always ready with a famous quote to fit the occasion and a chuckle when an off-the-way call came from the media . The communications world and his community will miss his departure.
Marta and Ric left a message on August 27, 2011:
We had the profound privilege to know Craig these past too few years. His sardonic wit and stoic presence belied an incredibly gracious and generous heart. His absence will leave a vacancy in our lives, but his memory will fill our hearts. Our love to you, Tina. Marta and Ric
Denise Gaffney Neu left a message on August 27, 2011:
Craig was one of only a few people in my career who made a significant impact on me personally and professionally. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed.
Thaddeus Brink left a message on August 27, 2011:
We'll miss Craig terribly and are so glad that Jane got to meet him this last year. I'll always remember Craig's thoughtful generosity. More than anything he wanted to give & share unique experiences. When we driving from Seattle to Punta Gorda, we could have easily made Arizona at the end of the second day. When he realized I had never been through the California desert, he stopped us early that evening so that I could see the desert in the morning. It was nothing new for him, but as usual with Craig, that wasn't the point. I'll miss his joy for life, his droll humor and the smei-frequent letters we'd get with a short note and a news articles or magazine stories that he knew would interest us. Thanks for the memories, and we love you.
A.K. Brink left a message on August 27, 2011:
We are very sad that Craig is no longer here, but are grateful that he was able to live so well up until that point. We have wonderful memories of Craig- dinners and trips and insanely generous gifts. My college roommates still remember (15 years later) when my uncle was on business in DC and took us all out to such a fancy dinner downtown. It was probably the best meal any of us had in college, and certainly nothing any of us could afford. How kind to take the FOUR of us out! Martin even has great memories of swimming at Tina and Craig's when he was 2 and on the big Florida visit! Craig and Tina have always been so generous and thoughtful. August and Martin always receive postcards and gifts from the many trips that they have taken and have started a postcard collection. They will have long lasting memories of Craig and the many places he has traveled. In fact, I still have a lucky coin and dolls from Hong Kong and Scotland from trips that Craig took when I was little. So, Craig will live on for us and will always be an inspiration to live it up every once in awhile! Thanks! Love, A.K., Drew, Martin & August
Allen Stewart left a message on August 27, 2011:
Craig was a caring and loving spirit, perceptive of things important, and a great conversationalist. I will miss his company.
Jay and Vicki Glynn left a message on August 28, 2011:
Craig had a wonderful generous spirit. He lived life well and had the respect and admiration of those who knew him. I feel very lucky that he and Tina came into our lives. I am sad that our time with Craig was not longer. He will be very missed. Tina you have our deepest sympathy. We are close by whenever you need us. Vicki and Jay
Ron And Gerry Milliron left a message on August 29, 2011:
We would like share this little quote with you. “ Life is short. Forgive quickly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that made you smile.” Ron and I did not know Craig very long, but we believe that this quote fits Craig. YoCraig and Tina seemed to truly love each other. And even through Craig’s life wasn’t as long as we all wish we believed that they both laughed often and uncontrollably. Please try to remember all the times Craig made you smile instead of how much we will miss him. This might help you during your time of sorrow.
Jeanie and James Roland left a message on August 31, 2011:
As I write this message I can say that I'm still in a state of tremendous shock. I just read an email that had been forwarded to me regarding the passing of a friend and a truly Great gentleman. I will say that the 10 years we have been in business here at the Perfect Caper, I have not met a more thoughtful, generous and giving individual. On behalf of Jeanie and myself and the entire staff here at the Perfect Caper we are very sad today to learn of your passing T. Craig. As well we are smiling as we recount the memories that we were fortunate to share with you and Tina. We miss you!
Christi Malcomson left a message on September 5, 2011:
I was so surprised to come across Craig's obituary in the Seattle Times. For over ten years Craig was my client at Boeing (1991 - 2001). I was the international media contact on the Boeing account, both at Cole & Weber and FCB Seattle, and often travelled with Craig. He had a great sense of humor and always made meetings interesting. I appreciated his insight and approachability. My condolences to his family and friends. He has left us too soon.
Terry Retchless and John Bratlie left a message on August 25, 2011:
We worked with Craig for many years at The Boeing Company. He was always generous and very supportive. We have great memories of special meals together. Once when a whole fish was prepared and delivered to the table he even asked, "Do I have to fight you for the eyes?". We surrendered it gladly.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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