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Francis N. Craig
Francis N. Craig

Francis N. Craig, a retired Edgewood Arsenal scientist, died of respiratory failure Thursday at the Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. He was 100 and had previously lived in the Loreley section of Baltimore County near White Marsh. His daughter, Dorothy Parker Craig of Seattle, Wash., said that the centenarian enjoyed two martinis a night and smoked a pipe until last year, when his retirement community prohibited it. He also took daily walks and played bridge. He drove until he was 98. Born in Englewood, N.J., he was the son of a DuPont chemist and a kindergarten teacher. He was a graduate of Rutgers University and earned a doctorate in biology at Harvard University. Family...

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