William Craze, Jr.

Obituary of William Craze, Jr.

William “Bill” Craze, Jr., 72,  of Luzerne passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.  He was born November 26, 1946 in Kingston a son of the late William and LoVera (Scheibelhudt) Craze. 

A graduate of Luzerne High School he attended Temple University.  Bill was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era and was a member of the Navy Band.   He was an accomplished musician and played the trumpet with the Glen Miller Orchestra, Buddy Rich, Gene Dempsey Orchestra and also the house band in Las Vegas.  

He was employed as a packaging specialist for the Tobyhanna Army Depot and also as a bus driver for JoJo Travelers. 

Bill loved the outdoors and fishing and also was a Civil War enthusiast, collected model trains, airplanes, stamps and held a Ham radio license.  

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Sally (Shonis) Craze; children, Leslie Hughes and her husband Brian, Brooklyn, NY, Amanda Naughton and her husband Donald, Luzerne, Nicole Smith and her husband Matthew, Nanticoke, Megan Madjeski and her husband Scott, Luzerne, William Craze and his wife Tiffany, Dallas; grandchildren, Matthew, Alexis, Joslyn, Shane, Walter, Olivia; sister, Marilyn Gordner, Muncy, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Ltd., 568 Bennett Street, Luzerne.  Private interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 

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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Inc.
568 Bennett St.
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
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