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Whitehead (AP)
craig l. whitehead

Posted on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

April 18, 1954 - Jan. 31, 2013

SYRACUSE — Craig Lee Whitehead, 58, of Syracuse, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 18, 1954, in Goshen to Richard and Doris (Lehman) Whitehead.

Surviving are his parents; the mother of his children, Cindra Swinehart; children Reagan (Bradley) Nyce of Syracuse, DeeAnn Whitehead of Oaktown, Dustin (Jessica) Whitehead of Rockville, Samantha (Nathan) Steffen of New Paris and Matthew Whitehead of Goshen; brothers Barry (Debra) Whitehead of Syracuse and Brett (Diana) Whitehead of New Paris; and six grandchildren.

Craig was a 1972 graduate of Fairfield High School and worked at L & M Electric for more than 20 years. He was a member of New Paris Church of the Brethren and was involved in fast-pitch softball and bowling leagues around the area.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, followed by a 10 a.m. service Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastor Stan Godfrey will officiate.

Burial will be in Solomon Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to IU Health Goshen Hospital Cancer Center or Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.