Robert P. Craig, of Kearny passed away at home on November 16, 2018. He was 86. Visiting will be Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Service Wednesday 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home and private cremation will follow.
Robert was a regional manager for Volvo serving the N.Y. district where he was ranked number one technician. When he lived in Scotland he was registered as a professional with the Soccer Football Association and was signed by Yoker Athletic Football Club for the 1952/53 season. He then served in The British Army and was a decorated Korean War Veteran. He was the longest running Thistle Coach and hale of fame member. During his soccer career he coached four U.S. National Team athletes, they include John Harkes, Tony Meola, Tab Ramos and Chris Peat. He played with The Irish Club, was a member of The Scots Club and Copestone Ophir Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Sarah (Austin) and children; Carolyn Craig and Robert P. Craig, Jr.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Thistle Soccer or Kearny United Reds both in Kearny c/o the funeral home.