Paul Anthony Crafa

May 11, 1955May 10, 2020

Paul Anthony Crafa, a resident of Seminole, Florida, died after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at home with his loving wife, son, daughter and future son-in-law present. He was 64 years old, born on May 11th, 1955 in Jamaica, Long Island New York. His parents, Henry and Mildred Crafa, relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida shortly after Paul’s birth with his older brother, Alfredo (Fred).

Paul was a graduate of Bishop Barry High School in St. Petersburg and graduated from USF earning a bachelor’s degree. He was a teacher with the Pinellas County School system for several years before changing careers. He has spent nearly 40 years in the retail shopping center industry with his most recent employment being with DDR Corporation and a Facilities Manager for 20 years.

Paul loved going on cruises and trips to Disney World where he held an annual pass for many years. We will remember with joy all the happy and fun time we had there as a family and how he always made us laugh. We are so thankful that Paul was well enough to go on his last Disney cruise in Nov of 2019 with his wife and his final trip to Disney World in March with his son and daughter.

Paul is survived by his wife of 37 years, Stavrula “Sam” Laskarides Crafa; son, Christopher Crafa; daughter, Erica Crafa; his mother, Mildred Scarlett Crafa; brother, Alfredo Crafa (Sally) and his sisters, Victoria Crafa Bacheller and Vivian Crafa, along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.


  • Stavrula “Sam” Laskarides Crafa, Wife
  • Christopher Crafa, Son
  • Erica Crafa, Daughter
  • Mildred Scarlett Crafa, Mother
  • Alfredo Crafa (Sally), Brother
  • Victoria Crafa Bacheller, Sister
  • Vivian Crafa, Sister
  • He is also survived by hisnieces, nephews and cousins.

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Tim Weigandt

May 25, 2020

My sympathies to Paul's family. I was really sad to learn of Paul's passing. I had spoken to Paul a couple of times since he retired and he said he was fighting hard and was hopeful to beat it. I always enjoyed when we got the chance to work together on something. Paul was a good man and he will definitely be missed by many! Rest easy my friend!


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