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  1. Anonymous
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    Dear Catherine, Karin, and John, We are deeply saddened to hear about Craig’s passing. The memorial service was beautiful and a reminder of his dedication to all of you and to life. Indeed he led with his heart and made every effort to bring people together. We are grateful for all the years we remained connected through celebrations, Holiday cards, and letters. We will remember those shared moments as parents of little ones to shared stories of our grandchildren. With deep sympathy and support as you move through your grief, Gitu and Mukesh.

  2. Gary Walker
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    He always made time to give me a few thoughts for an interview whoever I called him when I worked at the Argonaut. He was one of the few that I met on the Neighborhood Council of Westchester- Playa who wasn’t afraid of political blowback and showed me time and time again that he was a man of integrity. You always told me to call you Craig but out of respect I deferred and called you Mr. Eggers. I’ll take you up on your offer now and say pedal on, pedal strong Craig.

  3. Kathy and Larry Wilk
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    Craig, we will miss you so much, especially your sense of humor and big heart. We appreciated that you brought so many people together and included us in your wide circle of friends and family. We loved our long dinners together with engaging conversation, the concerts, and of course the Hollywood Bowl. One of my favorite memories is when you would stand so proudly as they played the Navy song. Please know that we are here to support Catherine as she embarks on this new chapter in her life. Rest in peace Craig.

  4. George & Jeanne Ronay
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    Catherine, Karin & John – What a beautiful memorial – and how great to hear the stories of the Indian Guides and Craig’s unique perspective on life. Craig was always at the Loyola Track meets with our son Patrick and he was always encouraging both boys along. We always enjoyed the Hollywood Bowl outing (at least when we weren’t on the cut list…) and will join Sherrill Pentis in raising a toast to a year when we actually will HAVE a Hollywood Bowl to go to…

  5. Luke Ramsey
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    Craig was one of a kind! As a member of the Boy Scouts with John and a member of the wider St. Anastasia parish family, I was lucky enough to interact with Craig while growing up. He was never afraid to mess with us kids with his unique brand of humor. Thank you for being so supportive of us. My time in Boy Scouts had some of the most memorable times of my childhood. Best wishes to the whole Egger family.

  6. Erika Hartman
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    My deepest condolences. May the support of loved ones bring you all peace during this time.

    All my Best Wishes,

    Erika Hartman

  7. Jon, Suzette, Isaac, Hannah, and Aaron Sornborger
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    Catherine, Karin and John, what an awesome tribute to Craig. He definitely impacted us all with his overarching social sense of fun and caring. We are blessed to have been included in so many of your gatherings and events. Your stories and pictures really captured the spirit of Craig and the love he shared in a way only Craig could. He will be missed, and we share your grief in his sudden loss. He will live on in the memories he created by the life he lived, which will be shared in the coming generations with joy and laughter. Bless you all and may you Rest In Peace, Craig.

  8. Christopher Stemen
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    Craig, I met you as a client but you were so cool you became my friend. Your positive energy will always be a part of my life and I’m sure all the people that knew you. Thank you for always sharing your kind words and insight. Love you bud

  9. Amber Young
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    My love to all.

  10. Nancy Hersman
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    We will miss you terribly Craig. We’ve had such wonderful memories over the years with our families at Y Camp, to camping in Sequoia, and then enjoying the Hollywood Bowl concerts and picnics each year that you and Catherine so graciously hosted. You were the one who got us up and out – McCabe’s for music and lovely dinners you proudly cooked with fish caught by your avid spear-fisherman son John. Super Bowl parties with your Cincinnati Chili just won’t be the same. And of course all of this shows how much you cared about others, lived life to the fullest and had such a big heart. I’ll miss our talks about City Council and your kind advice. So much to miss. Love you Craig!

  11. Darryl & Kerry Jue
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    Kerry and I will miss Craig tremendously. Whenever we would meet with Craig and Catherine, we were certain to be greeted with a big smile, warm hugs and welcoming handshake. Craig had a way of lighting a room with his witty humor and charm. Craig will be remembered as a nurturing father, tremendous husband and trusted friend. Rest in peace, love Kerry and Darryl Jue.

  12. John Harris
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    Craig always made me laugh, an essential ingredient with a good friend. He had a sarcastic sense of humor which I loved but he was never mean spirited. He would always bring up my son Conal who would have been in the same class with John at St A’s and say how much fun / trouble they would have had together. He always tried to make me feel better and was kind and compassionate. Though it had been a while since I last saw him, we could pick up like it was yesterday. I will miss him and his passing is a huge loss to the community of Westchester / Playa del Rey that he loved so much. God Bless!

  13. li
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    Craig, thank you for sharing your great insight, attention to detail and in depth advice on bicycles, dishes, trips, concerts, plays and life. Thank you for the wonderful memories of Solvang, Hollywood Bowl, cycling and great company. RIP my friend. You are greatly missed.

  14. Lawrence Ramsey
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    Craig was a great model and inspiration through his participation in his son John’s Boy Scout Troop. Along with the other great troop volunteers, the boys advanced as leaders, planners, workers and athletes. The rock climbing activities were particularly challenging and rewarding (picture your 14-17 year-old son repelling on a 90 degree rock surface 70 feet above ground at Joshua Tree!) Many within the troop achieved the rank of Eagle. Craig displayed the values that are essential to pass on to younger generations. And yes, we did have fun, and we much appreciated being a part of many 4th of July celebrations at the Hollywood Bowl A fond memory that will always be with me was seeing Craig stand proudly during the ovation from the crowd as a veteran of the US Navy when the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra played Anchors Aweigh! Sheri and I, along with the rest of the Ramsey family, offer our heartfelt condolences to Catherine, Karin and family, and John.

  15. RICHARD H GOLDIN
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    My wife and I met Craig and Catherine in 2017 while on safari in Tanzania. Although, our friendship cannot be measured in years, it can be measured by intense bonding. At our first meeting, Craig decided that I was too serious and needed to chill out a bit. I, on the other hand, concluded that his hilarious, jocund, comical, perhaps risque banter had to be countered by an equally witty repartee. And so we went at it. Returning home we met at each others home and at restaurants and continued our friendship proving that it is not the length of the relationship, but the love. To Craig I was called Papa Bear. To me, Craig was one of the finest, funniest, most compassionate persons I have known.

  16. Joel Stensby
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    Craig provided many great memories with his involvement in the YMCA guides program. Craig has left too early in life.
    Joel

  17. Alycia
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    From the first time I met Mr. Eggers to every time I saw the family after that point, Craig always had a smile on his face and a sense of humor that was contagious. There was always laughter that filled the room when he was around and he he had such a caring heart that projected encouragement and joy. There was never a time I left the Egger house without laughter and a smile. Although his physical presence is no longer with us, his spirit will live on through the joy he created with so many of us and more importantly through the family he loved, cared, & cherished his life with.

  18. Andrew Kozlowski
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    Craig, I will miss your introspective comments during our rides on the beach bike path, your bicycle expertise, our Solvang Century rides, Hollywood Bowl events, your willingness to help in any way, your sense of humor. Guess our excursion to Maverick’s will have to wait…. RIP good buddy, I believe one day we will ride together again.

  19. Jennifer Linzmeyer
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    So many great memories of Craig and our families. I’m grateful I had such a thoughtful, caring, determined friend in Craig and I’m eternally grateful for all he did for my family! Rest in peace Craig.

  20. Londons
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    Craig, we will miss you but will forever hold a special place in hearts. Thank you for all the memories!

  21. Jim Kennedy
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    I’ll always think of you Craig when trying to do what’s best for the community while keeping a smile. That great energy and outlooked must have come from all that biking along the beach bike path.

  22. Ray, Teresa, Amanda, & Charlie Ilgunas
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    We are so sorry to hear this news. He was such a fun and energetic part of our St. A’s family. He could always make us laugh. We send our prayers and love.

  23. Robin & JJ Johnston
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    I’m so sorry at Craig’s passing. He was a great communicator and always had something to add to the mix. We will hold our memories of Craig close. A toast to you and all you meant to all of us! Love, The Johnston.

  24. Dick & Terry Harris
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    We have so many great memories of Craig from over the years. We can see his smile and hear his dry wit, but more than anything, our family will remember Craig’s and his family’s kindness and dedication to others and to us. We will miss Craig very much, and send wishes for peace and comfort to Catherine, Karin, Charles, Tyson, Tanner, and John, and to all of the extended family. Our love and sympathy.

  25. Guy Veeneman
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    Our condolences, he was a great guy. He will be missed.

  26. Paul Smith
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    From the Mohawk tribe and the whole Anopi notion hats off to our great chief. Craig organized constant fun for the boys of our tribe. I always looked forward to all our gatherings as Craig typically had something up his sleeve. He led the group to accomplish something while we enjoyed the moments like rebuilding the pinewood derby track which was a monster project which Craig turned into a fun escape. I think we all meet friends through our kids that remain friends as long as the kids do but Craig went out of his way to make sure we stayed friends. A night out for a beer or an afternoon Cincinnati Chili tasting was always entertaining with Craig and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Craig after a life well lived.

  27. Bill Kalm
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    Craig was a true joy to be around. Although I mostly only saw him at Catherine’s work events, I was always greeted with a hearty handshake and big smile. God speed Craig.

  28. Doria Prengaman
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    I knew Craig through Saint Anastasia School and Church as I was the Kindergarten teacher and taught both of his children. I so enjoyed his involvement in all of our activities from class projects to the major Haunted House building. I ended up moving into a house on the same block and would often see him outside on my walks where we would catch up and laugh together. My husband knew him through soccer and Indian Princesses. He was always so honest, caring, and joyful! I moved to NYC but kept in touch with Karin. You will always be remembered as a wonderful father and community leader!

  29. Megan White
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    Craig – my uncle who was guaranteed to mess with all of us as kids and continued to do so to our kids. I remember him showing up to my very shy sons baseball game several years ago and yelling and making a scene for people to cheer on Will. Thanks to social media we were able to keep in contact much more frequently which I enjoyed. It’s hard to imagine that Craig is gone from this earth. If i would have known the last time we saw each other would be the last time ever, i would have squeezed him tighter. I will miss you, Craig. I am comforted by knowing he is w Grandma YaYa , Grandpa, Mami and Uncle Art. I believe you are all together watching over our big crazy family. Rest In Peace, Unc.

  30. Sherrill Pentis
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    Craig you will be greatly missed. Your great sense of humor and smile will always be with me. Every 4th of July I will raise my glass and toast you for all the wonderful years of family and friend event you organized.

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