American Veteran 06

Craig Alfred Middaugh

December 31, 1938 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 80)

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Mr. Craig Alfred  Middaugh, age 80, of Marianna, Florida, formerly of Williamsport, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday December 12, 2019 at his residence. 

 

Mr. Craig Alfred Middaugh, age 80, of Marianna, Florida, formerly of Williamsport, PA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday December 12, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Dec. 31, 1938.

 

He is preceded in death by both parents: Charles Basil Middaugh and Eleanor Kelly Middaugh; and wife Cynthia E. Middaugh.

He is survived by his two daughters: Stephanie Schmidt and Melanie Grand; sons-in-law: Gary Schmidt and Thomas Grand; and one grandson: Eric Grand; other relatives and friends.

He served in the United States Marine Corp and was a retired Police Officer for the City of Boca Raton, Florida police department.

He was a kind, gentle loving, caring man who loved his family, animals, children and the military.

No services will be made at this time. Instead of flowers, family would like donations to Toys-for-Tots or St. Jude in his honor would be appreciated.

 

Marines Final Inspection


The Marine stood and faced God Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward Marine, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"
The Marine squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here,
They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod
As the Marine waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward Marine, You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."

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Services

No services to be held

Donations

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marianna FL 32448
Tel: 1-850-592-2294
Web: https://greenwood-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-contact-us.aspx

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-822-6344
Web: http://stjude.org

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