Helene A. (Saltzmann) Craver

Helene A. (Saltzmann) Craver, 71, of Marion died May 2, 2013 at Tobey Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of Lee Craver.

Born in Irvington, NJ, the daughter of the late John A. and Helen L. (Skrovanak) Saltzmann, she lived in Marion most of her life.

Mrs. Craver was a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion.

She was formerly employed as a legal secretary at Corbin, Hoyt & Watson in Morristown, NJ and later was the secretary to the Marion Board of Selectmen at Marion Town Hall, a career she enjoyed for 23 years before retiring in 2010. Colleagues at Town Hall remembered Mrs. Craver fondly at her retirement party, recalling her quiet grace, her kindness and her ready supply of candy for those in need of a sugar fix.

Mrs. Craver was an avid gardener, cook, baker, often sharing her delicious meals and goodies with family and friends. Other interests include travel, art, backyard bird watching, sewing, watching the Boston Celtics and the company of her dog Magnus.

Survivors include her husband, her 4 beloved children, Timothy Craver of New Bedford, Matthew Craver and his wife Cathy of Bloomfield, CT, Sally Kurtz and her husband Ned of Denver, CO, and Jason Craver and his wife Jennifer of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Marylis Saltzmann of Highland Lakes, NJ.

Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 3 PM in St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St. Marion. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Tobey Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, 43 High St. Wareham, MA 02571. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.


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