Craig was an honor roll student at West Genesee and played on the junior-varsity soccer team in the fall of 2009. Brown knew him from passing him in the halls, and from the few conversations they had in the high school cafeteria. That was all it took for Craig to leave a lasting impression on the superintendent.
"He was a very polite, friendly, energetic young man," Brown said. "He was just a really, really nice kid."
Services for Craig will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 15 at Taunton Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4326 Fay Road in Syracuse. A scholarship was formed in Craig's name. Checks should be addressed to WGCSD-CWR Scholarship, 300 Sanderson Dr., Camillus, NY 13031, ATTN: Paul Pelton, or to The Pediatric Oncology Unit at Upstate University Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.