Craig M. DeMare, 60

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Craig M DeMare, of Milan passed away on Sat., November 10, 2012, he was 60.

Born on December 1, 1951, in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of the late Alfred F. De Mare and May Mildred (Evensen) DeMare.

On October 16, 1976 he married Linda I. Javenes in Yonkers.

He retired from Verizon as a cable splicer in 2001.

Craig enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He also enjoyed telling jokes to make everyone laugh.

He loved spending time with his family, and with the Carney and Clum families.

He is survived by his loving wife Linda I. DeMare of 36 years. His son; Chad DeMare and his fiancé Amy Klawson, his two daughters; Jennifer and her husband Gino Balacic, and Tracey DeMare and her fiancé Dawson Oot, a granddaughter; Lily Oot, and a grandson: Bradyn Balacic.

He was a brother-in-law to Ron and Earlean Javenes, Vic and Lynn Javenes, Joanne Brandt, Lorraine Pospisil. Uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was god-father to Kristian Brandt & Joseph Clum.

He was predeceased by his parents, his in-laws; Kittel and Marion Javenes, and a brother-in-law; William Brandt.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 – 4 & 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 8:00 PM on Saturday. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Craig’s memory to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571.

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