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Charles Craig Chamberlain

June 1, 1933 ~ October 9, 2019 (age 86)

Charles Craig Chamberlain of Saginaw Michigan, formerly of Syracuse New York, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Wellsprings Senior Living. He was 86 years old.

Craig was born on June 1, 1933, in Milford Utah, to Edwin Dilworth Chamberlain and Virginia Parrish. He graduated from BYU High School, class of 1951. He also attended the University of California at Los Angeles and married Joanne Pinkston on January 30, 1967.

Craig worked for the Upstate Medical Center at the State University of New York as a medical physicist and retired in 2007 after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Nordic Ski Patrol, the Boy Scouts of America, the Radiological Society of North America and the Association of Physicists in Medicine. He also enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking, gardening, Chinese cooking, camping in the Adirondacks and cosmology.

Surviving Craig is his wife Joanne, and his four children, Thomas, Bryon, Elizabeth, and Peter. He is also survived by his twin brother Dee, and sisters Diane and Susan.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Craig faithfully served in the roles of scout master, bishop, stake patriarch, temple sealer through which he blessed many people’s lives. He served in the French mission for two and a half years in the 1950’s, and he and Joanne served a mission in Fulton, New York as a senior couple after he retired.

His family remembers many nights he would fall asleep on the couch with a bowl of melting ice cream and peanuts. Besides ice cream, he had a deep and abiding love for sharing terrible jokes and outrageous puns, and bore the subsequent teasing of his family members with good grace. He loved children and dogs, and they loved him back. His life was full of gestures of love, kindness, and gentleness. He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services for Craig will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 am at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful, Utah, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 am.

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