In Memory

Craig King

Craig King

Craig died of brain cancer on January 3rd, 2010 at home in NYC in the arms of his wife Barbara and surrounded by his family.
During his life Craig had achieved great respect both professionally and personally as a man who was always committed to social and personal growth. Whether at work in the public sector, or in his private life, he strove to improve the lives of others. He was very funny, intellectual, kind and a brilliant critical thinker, as well as visionary in his professional life. Craig attended Boston University and graduated with a BA in Urban Studies and Economics and received his MS in Urban and Regional Planning at Rutgers University.
At the time of his death he had served as the Commissioner of Development for the City of New Rochelle, NY for seven years during which time he led a department responsible for economic development, housing and community revitalization. Prior to his tenure in New Rochelle Craig had led a distinguished career in development spanning both the federal and state levels. While his experience and expertise were lent for many years to overseeing regional development and multi-million dollar projects in Washington D.C and Massachusetts, his primary passion remained for local economic development and city planning.
  Craig was a practicing Zen Buddhist. He was a loving and devoted father to his 3 sons Peter, David and Danny, and to his stepson Evan and stepdaughter Eleanor. He will always be missed. If anyone wishes to touch base about Craig please contact his wife Barbara Singer at

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10/24/10 07:27 PM #1    

Joanne Bianchi

God rest your sould dear Craig! I remember the last time I saw you was in Boston in the subway! You were so much fun! Always will remember you good dear!

07/06/12 09:31 PM #2    

Carole Coleman (Graziano)

Craig lived across the street from me and we knew him and his entire family.  I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace.


03/24/16 03:21 PM #3    

Thomas Murphy

Craig King .... we were the Darmah Bums". Woodstock, Newport Jazz and Atlanta Pop ...we kicked around going to the Isle of White....Craig was up for anything!! Bright,intelegent and just a little cockey. We could say anything to each other!!! The Kings house was the Beacon. You could write a book on the cast of caracters who hung out!!!  There was of Pete, Bruce H., Artie B., Walter M., Connie R., Maria B. and many guest apperence on any give night!! "Those were different times". Thanks Craig...."I saw the cresent, you saw the whole of the moon". Thanks for sharing!!! RIP    Tommy Murphy

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