Craig S. Church

December 1, 1951January 28, 2013

Craig S. Church age 61 of Waynesburg died Monday, January 28, 2013 at his home.

He was born December 1, 1951 at Waynesburg, a son of the late Francine and Ralph Horn and Franklin Church.

Mr. Church was a graduate of Penn State where he earned his architectural license and a bachelor’s degree in structural and civil engineering. He later taught at Penn State Fayette.

He owned and operated C. S. Church and Associates in Peters Township working as a licensed architect and registered civil and structural engineer.

Mr. Church was a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Lippencott. He was a past master of Waynesburg Lodge 153 Free & Accepted Masons; a member of the Scottish Rite bodies in the Valley of Pittsburgh; and Syria Temple A.A.O.N.O.M.S. in Pittsburgh where he served on the ritualistic team. He was also a member of the Engineer’s Society in Pittsburgh and the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are his wife Nancy E. Stockdale Church whom he married on September 15, 1972; two daughters, Heather N. Collins (Chris) of Ross Twp., and Jennifer Taylor (Chris) of Mather; one son, Kelby R. Church (Jennifer) of Morgantown, WV; 6 grandchildren Jessica and Sidney Spence, Gabriella and Serenity Taylor, and Kaylee and Nicholas “Nik” Collins; and a brother Fred Church of Ohio.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the hour of services on Thursday at Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg with Rev. Nick Bardo and Rev. David Earnest officiating followed by burial at Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Waynesburg Lodge No 153 F. &A.M. will hold services at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2013

Craig S. Church

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Althea Mooney Taggart

January 31, 2013

Nancy, You and your family have my most sincere condolences. May Gods arms give you comfort

Tom & Rose Montgomery

January 30, 2013

Kelby, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and praying for all of you.

Jud & Sally Lacko

January 30, 2013

Nancy and children : Our sincere heart-felt sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family. I never knew Craig to complain about his illness. Nancy, God has given you the strength throughout your life to help Craig and make his every day a little better. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Mel Deter

January 30, 2013

Nancy and family you are in my thoughts and prayers, may your faith help ease your sorrow. So sorry for Craig's passing his health was a struggle. God bless all of you.

Amanda Auge(Hall)

January 30, 2013

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to all of you for comfort as you remember all the wonderful memories that you have, and as you grieve. Just know that he is not truly gone, he will live on in each and everyone of you.

Rich & Diane McKenna

January 29, 2013

Dear Heather and Chris-We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May your memories bring a smile to your face and peace to your heart.

Nancy Forsythe

January 29, 2013

Heather and family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father certainly fought the good fight. May you find comfort and strength in your faith in God who loves you all and knows your sorrow. Blesse' - Nancy

Tonya Yoney Wells

January 29, 2013

Nancy, Heather,Kelby, & Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Wish I could be there, but let me know if there is anything I can do.

Doug Collins

January 29, 2013

We are very sorry to lose Craig. He will be sorely missed.

Bernice Jeffrey

January 29, 2013

Nancy and Kelby you have my prayers at this time but your strength and faith will bring you through. If you need anything I am here. Chris & Bernie Jeffrey