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“Requiescat in Pace, Craig. He was always very kind to me, and all my memories of him are positive. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ashley Kishman - Cousin

“May Craig rest in peace. I'm so sorry to lose an old friend. God Bless. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Martha Smith - Cincinnati, OH

“I will always be grateful to Craig for telling you he thought I was a teenager, when in actuality, I was in my thirties . I have been praying for...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Martha Irwi - Metairie, LA

“Gretchen and Family, May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now in the days ahead. To live in the hearts we leave...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon Zaletel Furgason - Pitman, NJ

“Gretch I share your grief and peace. Keep thinking positive. Your in my prayers. Norine ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Norine Anderson Kmett - OH

“I AM SURE CRAIG WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. GRETCHEN , MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.GOD BLESS. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: FARRIS LOWDER - FRIEND


Richard Craig Neiding, 49, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain after a sudden illness.

He was born May 19, 1963 in Royal Oak, MI and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 13 years moving from Traverse City, MI.

Craig graduated from Wylie E Groves High School, Birmingham, MI and attended Oakland County Community College for culinary training. He worked as a gourmet chef at Ric's in West Bloomfield, MI for 8 years and several other restaurants in Michigan, the Florida Keys, and Little Palm Island.

He was a member of AA, and enjoyed nature walks, bird watching, and his cats.

He is survived by his mother, Gretchen (nee Kishman) Neiding of Vermilion; sister, Karin N. Hoover of Mt. Juliet, TN; Aunt and Uncle Karin and Dave Rathbun; Uncle Roger Kishman; nephew, Richard Paul Lentz; numerous cousins including, D. Drew Rathbun DDS, Shelly Innes, Teri Howe, Monica Jenkins DMD, and Ashley Kishman; and many wonderful friends including, Dave and Mary Paul of Vermilion.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Paul Neiding in 1983; paternal grandparents, Conrad and Mildred Rose (nee Cothern) Neiding; maternal grandparents, Lester Henry and Almena C (nee Yingling) Kishman; uncles, Ronald and Jerry Neiding; and aunts, Delphia (nee Cothern) Coutrip, and Darlene Neiding Short.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion. Reverends Louis Bertoni and Bob Richardson will officiate.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the United Church of Christ Congregational, 990 State Street P.O. Box 228, Vermilion, OH 44089.

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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