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ROBERT TROY CRAIG 1961-2014 – you will be missed…

Troy Craig headerIt is with great sadness that we announce that Robert Troy Craig, beloved husband of Denise Craig and a member of the Class of 2013 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, has passed away. There will be a get-together in his honor on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Port Townsend Brewing Company from 5-8pm.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERATroy Craig was one of the most outstanding students graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He was a much admired, loved and respected student of Chief Instructor Sean Koomen. Troy was always the first one in and the last one out of the shop each day. His discipline and strong work ethic inspired the students around him to excel. Troy’s craftsmanship was exemplary. He is shown above with the laminated tiller he built for the sailboat Azulita. He was proud of his work on the tiller, but modest about it. He was reluctant to have his photo taken with it in case it seemed that he was “bragging.”

“Troy was such a special part of our boat building community. Everyone loved him! He was a stellar Boat builder and craftsman.”

At right are Denise and Troy Craig at Troy’s graduation from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. This was a happy day for both of them as the intense school experience was behind Troy and he was eager to launch into his maritime trades career. You can access other photos of Troy from the Boat School at:

Troy Craig-4Words that come to mind to describe Troy include:

  • Hardworking
  • Gentle
  • Humble
  • Fun-loving
  • Dedicated
  • Disciplined
  • Proud
  • Compassionate
  • Loyal

Troy, you will be remembered forever

by your boat building friends and family.