The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 10, 2013

Gerald Craft

Star Beacon

GENEVA — Gerald “Jerry” Craft, age 86, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Geneva, Ohio.

Born April 15, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry attended Madison High School and graduated from Kent State University in 1953. While at the University he met his wife, Dorothy, they were married in 1956.

Jerry was a U.S. Navy Veteran who had been stationed in Guam Island during World War II and was a building contractor serving the Madison area. He built homes and apartments for over 30 years.

Jerry loved the outdoors, enjoying tennis and sailing in the summer, and skiing in the winter. He was also an avid pilot, flying his single engine plane as far as the Bahama Islands one year.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Jeffrey and daughter-in-law, May.

Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio 44057. Obituary and condolences at and