James Craig, 69, taught at Ephrata Middle School, mystery novel author

By on August 3, 2016

James Craig, 69, of Lancaster, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Salem, N.J.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, he was the husband of Sandra (Tweedle) Craig of Lancaster, and the son of the late William and Bonnie (Atchison) Pupikofer.

Jim was a middle school teacher in the Ephrata School District for 14 years until his retirement. He was the author of the mystery novel “Blue Lines Up In Arms.”

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by two sons: Ryan Craig of Lancaster; and Jared Craig, husband of Kimberleigh, of Millersville; a granddaughter: Marleigh of Millersville; a sister: Karen Craig of Cleveland, Ohio; and his mother-in-law: Clara Tweedle of Salem, N.J.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, 441 N. George St., Millersville, with Pastor Mike Sigman officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated; or memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Children’s Ministries at Grace Community Church, 212 Peach Bottom Road, Willow Street, PA 17584.

A sympathy card would be appreciated, or to place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Millersville, had charge of the arrangements.

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