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Alberto V. Craff

July 17, 1944 ~ June 21, 2018 (age 73)


Alberto V. Craff, 73, of Davenport, died on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, after a year and a half battle with brain cancer.

            He was born July 17, 1944 in Lima, Peru, South America, a son of Juan and Dora Craff Zevallos. He married Dolores Slattery in 1975 in Dallas, Texas.

            Survivors include his wife, Dolores, children Monike (Jeremy) Hill, Matthew Craff, grandchildren Michael and Isabella Hill, brothers Carlos, Washington State, Felix, Lima, Peru and Luis, Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Antonio and Augusto.

            Alberto was a mechanical engineer. He graduated from Salesianos High School in Lima and lived for a time in France and Germany. He came to the United States, attended the University of Oklahoma and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Western Illinois University and attended the University of Iowa. He was an ammunition inspector for the Army in Nevada, Missouri and Illinois.

            Alberto was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. He loved his motorcycles and was a former member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and the Sippi Sam Camping Club. He loved camping, and always had a project to do. He was handy with so many things: car repair, plumbing, woodworking, electric repairs, etc.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Burial will in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass Wednesday at church. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.

            Many thanks to the staff of Clarissa Cook Hospice House, and the staff of Senior Star Memory Care and Assisted Living for their care of Alberto during these past months

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