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Janice McCraw

October 2, 1936 October 16, 2021
Janice McCraw
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Obituary for Janice McCraw
Janice McCraw, 85, of The Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys Village,
passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the York Hospital.

She was born October 2, 1936 in Grand Junction, CO the daughter of the late
Charles Daniel and Dorothy Loback Hafey. Janice was predeceased by her husband
Tommy F. McCraw in 2014.

Janice studied piano and viola at Bob Jones University, received a bachelor’s degree
from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA and earned a Divinity of Music Degree
from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA.

Janice was most proud of her family, she loved her children, grandchildren and only
granddaughter very much, cherishing every minute with them and relishing in
sharing story after story of their activities and accomplishments.

Janice’s life’s work combined her passion for music and her faith. She believed
music tells a story of God’s love in a unique and wonderful way and through music
we sense the presence of God, feel the love of Jesus, and our faith is strengthened
from the mystical combination of sound and word. God has given us a wonderful
gift in music.

Janice served several churches in the tri-state area through her love of music. Her
roles included Choir Director, Organist, Choir Member, and Director of Music at
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in York Springs, PA, The Presbyterian Church of
Falling Spring in Chambersburg, PA, the Chapel at Fort Ritchie, Waynesboro
Presbyterian Church, Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg, MD, and Lower
Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church in Gettysburg, PA. Janice also played in the
Gaithersburg Orchestra and was a member of Skola Cantorum. She and her late
husband were also devoted members of The Towne Singers for many years.

Mrs. McCraw is survived by four children; David Scot Stewart and his wife Sue of
Fairfield, PA, Tamra Corinne McCraw of Alexandria, VA, Charles Kent McCraw
and his wife Sang of Simpsonville, SC, Ruth McCraw Burke of Dallas, TX, six
grandchildren; Nicole Stewart Marks and her husband Adam, Dana Stewart
Bruinsma and her husband Vincent, Ian McCraw, Conor McCraw, Brodie Burke,
Patrick Burke, a great granddaughter, Cali Marks, a brother, Tim Hafey, and two
sisters, Jane Ann Nettleton and Ruth “Mij” Lisle. She was predeceased by a
brother, Steve Hafey.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Lower
Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, in Gettysburg, PA. Interment will be private in
the church cemetery, prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the
church after the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be
made to Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church or Waldo’s & Company (17
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PS 17325) a non-profit community arts organization
that empowers artists through low cost access to equipment and provides space
where community and creativity can thrive. Online obituary and condolences
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2:00 PM 11/20/2021 2:00:00 PM
Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
1865 Knoxlyn Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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