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“I did not know Craig just other family members. He came from one of the best families ever. The elegy (Obit) is one of the best I have ever seen...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Joe Clarke - Akron, OH

“I remember Craig as a soft spoken man and always had a smile on his face!! I am so saddened and sorry for your loss!!! ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Lynn Harper - Blackshear, GA

“I've known Craig for many years, from being married to my cousin Deb.. I always thought Craig was a great guy, he was a good husband and great father...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Lemon - Canton, OH

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5 of 18 | Posted by: Keith Tatton

Craig with my(Keith Tatton's)daughter Kaelynn and Kristina Tatton's daughter Cassidy , he was crazy about his granddaughters
6 of 18 | Posted by: Keith Tatton

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the families at this time. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Cuyahoga Falls Moose - Peninsula, OH

“Mrs. Tatton, I am so sorry for the loss of your young son, Craig,Five years ago this week you unexpectedly joined me and my family during the viewing...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Craig and I served as co-captains on the wrestling team our senior year; he always showed great leadership. I remember battling him in "take down"...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Craig Jennings - Plano, TX

“Our Dearest Betty, We hope you feel our arms around you providing warmth, comfort and support at the loss of your son Craig. Blessings and prayers to...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Michele and Johnny Zeller-Johnson - OH

“My condolences to the family. I knew Craig from Walsh Jesuit HS. He was a gentle giant back then. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Brunner - Duluth, GA

“So grateful to have known him. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Andrea Maurice - Stow, OH

“Sorry for your terrible loss Craig was such a wonderful person and gentle soul. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Middleton - Painesville Twp, OH

“So sorry to hear this. Craig was our ex brother in law. He was a good person. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jeff and Janet Lemon - Stow, OH

“We are heartbroken to hear of your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you ...Karen & Jon Moody ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Moody - Fairlawn, OH

“I am so terribly sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Helen Burdette - Kent, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow - Craig was truly a beautiful soul - John and I send our love and healing to the...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Emily Gareis - Canal Fulton, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

On Monday, February 19, 2018, Craig Allan Tatton, of Kent, completed his earthly mission. His grace-filled, beautiful spirit and loving heart were ours for a time that seems all too brief, and his loss was quite unexpected. The truth is that his light simply became too bright, too beautiful, to be contained in earthly form. His radiance will now illuminate the world forevermore.
Craig was born on February 25, 1959, the second of five children, to Robert D. and Elizabeth (Seech) Tatton, in Akron. He grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School in 1977. He also attended the University of Akron.
Preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Craig was deeply loved and will be forever missed by his wife, Kathy Baker, whom he married on June 14, 2008; his mother; siblings: Mark Tatton, Brian (Robin Foster) Tatton, Regina Tatton and David Tatton; children, Keith Tatton and Kristina Movens, whom he lovingly adopted during his marriage to their mother, Debra; Keith and Kristina's four daughters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Craig is also survived by Kathy's children, who welcomed him into the family with open arms: Jay Kline, Michael Kline, Kerry Kline (Paul Velazco), and Andrew Baker; Kerry & Paul's daughter, Gianna, who adored and was adored by her "G-Pa;" close friends Carol Bailey Floyd and Tom and Rani Cargo.
An avid athlete, Craig played football, baseball and wrestling in both grade school and high school. In grade school, he was also on the track team, where he excelled at shot put. He was very proud to be part of the legendary, undefeated football team at Walsh in his senior year, and would want you to know that only three points were scored against Walsh that entire season.
Craig enjoyed a long career in information technology; for the past six years, as a telecom analyst at Allied Industrial Technologies in Cleveland, and previously for many years at National City Bank in Akron.
His recently completed "man cave" is a shrine to all things Craig loved, especially baseball, which is represented by his cherished mitt and giant posters of his favorite baseball movies. His djembe drum and Native American flute decorate the room too, along with his collection of Civil War history books, elephants, his "LAUGH" sign and his framed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" poster. His marital contract with Kathy required him to become a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, an obligation he embraced enthusiastically.
The hallmarks of Craig's life were gentleness, humor, courage and kindness to all. Anyone who knew him would tell you of his generosity. In all facets of life, he was happiest when serving others. This was evident in his devotion to God, his family and friends, his work, involvement in his church, Unity Chapel of Light, volunteer work with, among others, Akron-Canton Foodbank, and participation in the annual AAIC Walk for Hunger. Not surprisingly, even in death, he was generous, donating the gift of life to others through Life Banc.
A memorial celebration of Craig's life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Unity Chapel of Light, 503 Northwest Avenue, Tallmadge. Calling hours from 9:30AM till service begins at 11:00AM; reception to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o the church. Memorials in Craig's memory to Unity Chapel of Light or to Coleman Professional Services, 5982 Rhodes Road, Kent OH 44240, would be appreciated. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7.