Scott A. Craig, 61, of Portland died at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on May 1, 2010. Born on Feb. 27, 1949 in Beverly, Mass., he was the son of Earle and Mildred (Day) Craig.

Scott was born in Massachusetts, but being part of a military family, he moved quite often. He graduated from Bristol High School and later went to business school for two years. He worked at the Eastland Hotel in Portland for over 25 years. After getting done at the Eastland, he went to work at the Portland Jetport. That was a job he loved and he worked there for about 10 years before his illness made it too difficult to work.

Scott was a train enthusiast and loved both watching and traveling aboard them. He enjoyed both science fiction and electronics, and was fascinated by the weather, so much so that he would watch the Weather Channel for hours.

He was predeceased by his father, Earl Craig; his stepfather, John Walsh; and his wife, Deborah (Bickford) Craig, who passed away in 1985.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred Walsh of Bremen; a daughter, Shari Lawrence and her husband, Chris, of Salem, Mass.; a son, Josh Craig and his wife, Kelli, of Bristol; his siblings, Willard Craig of Bristol, George Craig of Bremen, Rusty Walsh of Bremen and Ruth Burchstead of Augusta; as well as two grandsons, Isaac Craig and Jacob Craig, both of Bristol.

A graveside service for Scott will be held at the New Harbor Cemetery on Friday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are with the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta. Condolences for the family may be expressed by visiting