Born on March 30, 1953 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Russell Edward and Betty Jane Temple Bridgens.
Craig was a 1972 graduate of Lock Haven High School and attended Lycoming College, receiving numerous degrees.
He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was employed as a chemist for Lock Haven City Sewer Plant, Henkel Corp., and currently by Avery-Denison Corporation.
Craig was a member of the Sons of Italy as well as the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
Surviving is one daughter, Kristie (William) Hamm of Lock Haven; one step-daughter, Lecia (Christopher) Renn of Coudersport; a brother, Marc (Joyce) Bridgens; a sister, Bobbi Jo Simcox; two grandsons, Craig (Erica) Galentine and Jason (Rachel) Galentine; two step-grandsons, John (Wendy) Hamm and Alexander Renn; 12 great grandchildren; 7 nephews and nieces; his ex-wife, Sharon Grigsbey of Lock Haven; and his best friend, Joanne Foringer of Lock Haven.
In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Lea Galentine in 1989.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com