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Craig Iorio

November 18, 2021

Obituary

Dr. Craig Iorio passed away suddenly on November 18, 2021, at the age of 64. 

Craig is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Andrea. They were married on August 19, 1984 and enjoyed over 40 years together, filled with laughter, music, adventure, and years of walks with their dog Maya.

Craig was an amazing father. He is lovingly remembered by his children: Katrina, Sam, Alex, and her husband Dehmeh Smith, who share his unique creativity, love of the arts, sharp wit, and compassion for all people. He was an incredible supporter, and always encouraged his daughters to pursue their
passions and dreams.

Craig is also survived by his father Dominic Iorio; and his siblings, Debbie (Tony), Chris (Janice), Yvonne (Bill), Clark (Beth), and Gina. Craig is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Iorio. 

Craig was also a supportive and loving brother-in-law to John Emigh and Janice and Dave Scharre. Craig is preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Joan Emigh, and his sister-in-law, Peggy Emigh. Craig also had a close relationship with his many nieces and nephews.


Craig was born on December 21st, 1956, in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Central Catholic High School. He attended DePauw University on a football scholarship where he met many of his best friends on the team and in the Sigma Nu fraternity. Craig graduated from National School of Chiropractic and became a beloved doctor and friend to each of his patients.

Craig was hilarious. He was a man of many interests and talents. Craig and Andrea traveled the world together, and would often spend nights and weekends attending concerts around Chicago. He spread joy and laughter through storytelling. Craig wrote original stories, but also had the unique ability to capture a room with his humor and wit. He was very musical, a trait shared by his three daughters. Watching the three of them sing was among his favorite hobbies, so much so that his friends and family celebrated his December birthday with an annual Craigsmas karaoke party. Though he loved to watch others sing, Craig would often join in with staples from Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.

Craig maintained great friendships throughout every stage of his life, and was a father figure to many. He was a healer, a counselor, and helped every person he knew. An athlete and sports lover, Craig was an avid fan of the Steelers and the Bulls. He adored live music, theatre, and fun. In the last year, he has loved spending time with his family in their home in Holland, Michigan.

The visitation will be held at Cooney Funeral Home in Park Ridge, IL on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. A celebration of life will be at 4:00pm at the Park Ridge Community Church. A livestream of the service can be viewed at https://boxcast.tv/view/celebrating-the-life-and-resurrection-of-craig-iorio-912081 A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Craig to https://civlchicago.com/donate, a non-profit that supports some of his favorite Chicago music venues. We encourage people to share reflections and stories here. He left an enormous hole in our hearts, and we were all so lucky to have known him.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Craig, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Monday
November 29, 2021

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
625 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Funeral Service
Monday
November 29, 2021

4:00 PM
Park Ridge Community Church
100 S. Courtland
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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