Craig Raymond Tomczak

craig tomczak

June 7, 1962 ~ July 11, 2022

Born in: Walnut Creek, CA
Resided in: Cameron, NC

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Craig Raymond Tomczak, age 60, of Cameron passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at UNC Hospice Home in Pittsboro, NC. 

A native of Concord, California he was the son of the late Jack Tomczak & Marian Quinlivan Tomczak. He lived most of his childhood in Benicia, CA. 

Craig joined the US Coast Guard in 1984. During his 26 year military career, he was stationed on both the USCGC Ironwood in Kodiak, AK and the USCGC Fir in Seattle, WA. After serving as a recruiter, Craig transferred to Aviation, where he worked and flew on the USCG HC130 planes as an Aviation Electrician, Loadmaster, and Dropmaster during Search & Rescue missions. He was stationed again in both Kodiak and Seattle, before transferring to Air Stations Sacramento, CA, and Barber’s Point, HI. Craig retired as Chief Petty Officer in July 2010 from Air Station Sacramento and moved to Cameron, NC.

A true servant leader, after retirement Craig became involved with the Boy Scouts, serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 814, until the time of his death. Craig was inducted into the BSA Order of the Arrow in 2015, earned Brotherhood in 2018 and received the Vigil honor in 2021, with his son Raymond serving as his guide. Craig served as an Associate Chapter Advisor for Netopalis Chapter for multiple years and worked with the Netopalis Chapter ceremonies team.

Craig was an avid learner and enjoyed teaching others. He joined the staff of Pines Funerals in 2017 and became a Certified Crematory Operator. He was currently working as the crematory manager at Powell Funeral Home and Pines Cremation Service. He was active in the NC Crematory Authority where he was serving as Vice-Chair. He was also a member of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and attended annual conferences for educational and training purposes.

Craig was an active member of Priest Hill Presbyterian Church and was serving as chairman of the cemetery committee. He was also serving as The Fields HOA Architectural Review Committee and was past president of The Fields HOA Board.

He is survived by: His wife, Wendy Weinrich Tomczak; sons, Stephen (Amber) Tomczak of Roy, WA, Dylan (Edith Gonzalez-Rojas) Tomczak of Tacoma, WA, Raymond Tomczak of Cameron, NC; granddaughters, Alaynah, Audesi, Caysea; sisters, Michelle Pedro of Keaau, HI, Suzanne Tomczak of Walnut Creek, CA, Stephanie (Joe) Kolcun of Fairfield, CA; brothers, Brian (Amy) Tomczak of Durham, CA, Dana (Tammy) Tomczak of Graeagle, CA as well as nieces, nephews, and numerous extended family members, who loved him as a brother, son, and friend. 

A memorial service with full military honors will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating. Due to the uptick in COVID cases the family asks that everyone wear a mask indoors during the service.

Memorials may be made to any local charity of your choice.

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. 

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Memorial Service: August 27, 2022 2:00 pm

Priest Hill Presbyterian Church
2792 Old River Road
Carthage, NC 28327


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  1. I light a candle to for all of you- I will smile at Craig’s wonderful humor – for all times

  2. We love you very much dad, and we will always keep you in our memories.

  3. Dad,
    I love you and miss you. Thank you for giving me the gift of life and thank you for all the support over the years. Your granddaughters love you and miss you as well.

  4. Dear Craig, my cousin (via Wendy), we will miss your humor and your strong commitment to service.I admired that so much. Much love to you in heaven.

    Dear Wendy, Raymond, Stephen, and Dylan and Vic, Diane, and all family, I am so very sorry for the loss of this good man. He was so proud of you all and we will miss him. You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy.❤️💕💗

    Love, Susan

  5. Craig,
    When we started to build our home across the street from you, I mentioned that you’d either love us or hate us after 8 years of peace and tranquility alone in “phase 2”. My horses escaped the month we moved in, and trotted up to your garage to visit – and thus our real friendship began.

    I miss our chats from the windows of our pickup trucks. We solved issues near and far. I learned from you. I enjoyed your dry humor and easy laugh, and wave every morning as you went to work. Our community was blessed to have you as our first President of the Board. Rip and I were blessed to call you friend.

    Rip and I, and the other neighbors who have now discovered our little paradise, will look after Wendy and Raymond the best we can. And I invite you to look after us as well Craig. You left too soon my friend.
    – Dee

  6. Yo Bro! The world is an empty place without you in it. You are forever loved and cherished, thank you for being a wonderful big brother! Love, hugs always…Stephanie

  7. Craig, you were like a brother to me since I was 8 following you and my brother around. Over the years you gave great advice. Thank you for being a guiding light in my life.

  8. Oh Craig, I will miss you. I will never forget and will always cherish your memory. You were and will always be a one of a kind. Rest In Peace.

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