Thomas Craig

Age: 91
Born: May 02, 1926
Died: March 04, 2018


Thomas Joseph Craig of Cincinnati, Ohio, died March 4, 2018 at the age of 91. 

Mr. Craig was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanne Springmeier Craig. Mr. Craig was born and raised in New York City.  

His career was with WLWT as a Veteran Newsman for many years while he was in Cincinnati. He began his broadcast career in 1951. Before entering television he worked at a few radio stations around the country including WCAU in Philadelphia and WLW in Cincinnati. Mr. Craig was educated in New York City and studied at The University of Connecticut. He served our country in the United States Navy during World War II as an aviation radioman and air gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action against the Japanese Fleet during The Battle for Leyte Gulf. 

He is survived by his stepson, Greg A. Power along with his wife Amy Power and Emily Duffy of Indian Hill, Ohio. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Craig will be conducted at 1pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, located inside the Memorial Mausoleum of Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio with Rev. David Bailey officiating also with Courtis Fuller and Dr. Walter Smitson speaking. Entombment in the mausoleum will follow after the services. 

Friends and guests may arrive at 12pm for visitation at Cedars of Lebanon Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 33104, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, 32508-5402, or to a charity of your choice. 

Condolences may be shared to Mr. Craig’s family by visiting

Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati.


Location: Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Friday, March 09, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Additional Info: Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati Ohio, 45232

Memorial Service

Location: Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemtery
Date: Friday, March 09, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm

Thomas Craig

Age: 91
Born: May 02, 1926
Died: March 04, 2018
  • Donna and Steve Chabot
    Relationship: friend

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom Craig. We always thought so highly of you, Tom. Rest easy. - Donna and Steve Chabot

  • George Ciccarone
    Relationship: Collegue

    Tom was a newsman's newsman. I admired his work on Channel 5. Although we were competitors he was always kind and helpful. So sorry for your loss and that of journalism in general. RIP Tommy.

  • Jim Timmerman
    Relationship: National Academy of

    Dear Family and Friends of Tom Craig, Each year the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences produces an In Memoriam video for our Emmy Awards presentation. I would like to include an image or two of Tom. I would greatly appreciate if a family member, friend or coworker would contact me so that we could arrange for images. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. ( Our Chapter extends our deepest sympathies to everyone who knew Tom. Sincerely, Jim

  • Larry Chance
    Relationship: Colleague

    I always enjoyed working with Tom, covering trials at the Hamilton County Courthouse in the late 1970s. He was truly one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with in a long TV career.

  • Dawn Fuller
    Relationship: Former WLWT producer

    Thank you, Tom Craig, for your service to our country as well as your dedication to the integrity of broadcast news. Your colleagues at channel five respected and admired you. We will miss your kindness and your humor.

  • Jerry DeMoss
    Relationship: Former co-worker

    I worked with Tom at WLWT near the end of his career as a journalist. I had heard about Tom's reputation as a great reporter and his knowledge of the Cincinnati area was great. I relied on Tom a lot during my first year or two at Channel 5. I never met a kinder, warmer person in radio or tv and I'm so glad to have called Tom my friend. My condolences to his family and friends. May God comfort his family and friends.

  • Bill Myers
    Relationship: Longtime coworker

    Tom set the standard in the WLWT newsroom for first-rate reporting. He made a difficult news beat look easy - he was that good. His quiet example influenced everyone with whom he worked. His warmth and unfailing good nature were a blessing to all who knew him. Thank you, Tom, for your friendship and for showing the way. May you have eternal rest.

  • Jim Woodward
    Relationship: WLWT News Photograph

    I, along with so many more Channel 5 newsies; remain in Tom's debt. Thank you my friend!

Thomas Craig

Thomas Craig

Age: 91
Born: May 02, 1926
Died: March 04, 2018