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Celebrating the life of
Craig F. Harney
Passed away on November 30, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Tuesday, December 03, 2019
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • 222 East Harris Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-233-4709
  • Vigil Service
  • 6:00pm - Tuesday, December 03, 2019
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • 222 East Harris Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-233-4709
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00am - Wednesday, December 04, 2019
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • 222 East Harris Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-233-4709
  • Burial
  • - Wednesday, December 04, 2019
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

My condolences to the family of Mr. Harney death is never an easy thing to bear but it is something we can’t get away from, it hurt and makes us sad but I God Jehovah through his son Jesus Christ promise mankind a resurrection so we see them again according to the Bible at John chapter 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength I am sorry for your your. If you have any questions about anything please visit the website at JW.Org

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I am sending love, prayers, and my sincerest condolences to your sweet family. May God wrap his arms around your family at this time and in the time to come. All my love, Erin Demers

Erin Demers, Beaufort, SC

You have my prayers and deepest sympathy.

Estelle Mannion, Savannah, GA

No words except that I loved him. From Ma Peltier

Betty Peltier, Savannah,

Suzanne, Maggie and Annie,, This is surely a tough tough time for you ,and for all of us, losing such a sweet guy. I know you couldn't be prouder of the person he was. I was so lucky to have him as a cousin and a friend. What a great example of how to live.

Mike Finocchiaro, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family of Craig Harney my name is curley I just wanted to share a breif word with the family Sometimes it seems so unfair that Death should have the power to take away someone you love And when it happens the thought of never again being able to talk to laugh with or hold your love one can be most difficult to bear. But The Bible gives us hope it tells us that we can see our dead loved ones again in the near future (John chapter 5:28,29)Yes jehovah and Jesus Christ promise a resurrection in the near future Right here on Earth. Yes millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful paradise conditions (rev 21:4) again so sorry for your loss if you have any questions please feel free to visit jw.org for more answers

Curley Cooper, Savannah , GA

From the moment I met Craig I felt the light he carried, his love of Savannah and the love of his family. He was such joy, always laughing, waving hello and telling stories. Once, at the bakery I worked, Craig was in the long line and I overheard it was his birthday. I started the whole line singing Happy Birthday to him, he was smiling ear to ear. He literally lit up at the sight of his daughters. Thank you for welcoming me to Savannah and showing me there are still true gentle men in this world. RIP Craig.

Michele Calhoun, Savannah, GA

Craig will be greatly missed. The epitome of a gentleman, his friendship to all he met will forward be remembered. I can't attend due to flu, no know that my prayers are with your family. Know that Craig is now healed and at peace. Deepest Sympathies; Howard

Howard Michael Kempf, Savannah, Georgia

SUZANNE,I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.

john winters, rincon, ga

Suzanne, Maggie & Annie, My family is so blessed to have had 3 generations of us influenced in a very positive way because of Craig! He is now at home with The Lord and I hope and pray Ralph is there too, reunited with his best journalist friend, telling him another corny joke! Craig was someone who led by his actions and not just by his words, although words are essential for journalism. He was also like Barnabas, always encouraging his friends and church family in the direction of The Lord. But, I miss him as a friend! His counsel was always priceless! Hope to see him again one day. Praying for his family, at home, church and at work.

Ben Price, Savannah, GA

What a true gentleman Craig was. So kind and sincere, he always made you seem important to him. He was such a big help with the videoing of 3 of my children's weddings. I will miss his gentle spirit. Praying for his family and his WTOC family.

Margaret Z. Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Craig was one of the sweetest man anyone could ever know and so kind. He always greeted me with a big hug, kiss on the cheek, and his beautiful smile. We loved him so much. Rest my friend and know that you will be greatly missed.

Walter and Leola Lambert , Riceboro , Georgia

So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I have such fond memories of the entire family supporting the arts community including our efforts at Cultural Arts. I know you ladies find strength in each other. Much love sent to you all.

Lawrence Carson , Savannah, GA

You have my deepest sympathy.

Dr. Bernice Stokes, Vidalia , GA

You have my deepest sympathy.

Dr. Bernice Stokes, Vidalia , GA

Suzanne, Maggie and Annie , What an incredible husband and father you were so Blessed to have ! Suzanne you and Craig always made everyone feel like family, and though he had a busy schedule Craig always made time for whoever needed him . Gaye and I were so Blessed to have Maggie and Annie dance with us at Madeleine Walker Ballet their whole lives because with them came two wonderful parents who rolled up their sleeves to help . Suzanne you were always there at rehearsals helping and Craig never missed a beat filming everyone of our performances for the families until sweet Annie graduated ! He was there for Abigails celebrations at St. Vincent’s and we cherished getting to share those with him looking on considering him family. We have such wonderful, sweet memories of Craig and we are so grateful to you for sharing him with all of us so freely over the years . He was a real Hero ! What set him apart was his personal integrity, his willingness to put others desires and interests above his own , his compassion and love for his family, his church , and community. Including a service through his job he loved so much with WTOC ! Please know Suzanne, Maggie, and Annie you are in my heart and will continue to be in my prayers . What an incredible legacy Craig left for you , he was a true gift from God now returned to Him on High ! God Bless ! Much love , Diane Shuman

Omie Diane Shuman , Savannah , Ga

Grew up in Daffin Heights with Craig and remember playing in his backyard. Our parents were friends. My mother told me about the time when Craig was little (and had lost his two front teeth) he introduced himself, lisping, as "Craig Ferguson Harney." Spoke with him recently at the Greek Festival and had no idea he was ill. Rest In Peace, Craig.

Genie Brazzeal, ,

The Flanders family is very saddened to hear of Craig’s passing. We grew up next door to the Harney family and have wonderful memories. Our love is with his family now and always!

Tracey Flanders Small, Gainesville , GA

On behalf of Hilton Head Van Landingham Rotary, we salute the passing of a great man. Craig Harney was a giving man, who worked tirelessly to help forge the support of WTOC for our Club’s annual Auction. Thanks to Craig Harney and WTOC, our Club has raised over $1.5 million for Lowcountry children’s charities. Prayers to Craig’s wife,, their daughters and his WTOV family for their loss. Rest In Peace Craig Harney.

Lynn King /Van Landingham Rotary, Hilton Head Island SC,

So saddened to hear of Craig’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I knew him as Maggie & Annie’s dad and he was always willing to help out with whatever was needed at school and I very much enjoyed working with him when he would come to help promote our shows. My thoughts and prayers for peace go out to the entire Harney family.

Christine Shawl, Pooler, GA

Suzanne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Craig was loved by all and enjoyed sharing life so many different ways. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Much love.

Bob and Joy Broderick, SAVANNAH, Georgia

I first met Craigy and Tootie when I moved next door to them, in 1982. I remember knowing right away, in my child-like mind, that these were heartfelt, good people. Craigy never let me down, and he always had this smile and hug for me, and he always had a way of letting me know life was ok. If there was ever a person that loved I conditionally, it was Craig. Tootie, Maggie, Annie, I love each of you. I am praying for y’all! Love.

Shannon Spofford, Virginia Beach, VA

Suzanne, Maggie and Annie, Glenn and I are so heartbroken to hear of Craig’s passing. He was ONE OF A KIND and we will forever remember his warmth, his sense of humor and his wonderful smile!! We are praying for the whole family. Much Love!!

Glenn and Gail Dugger, Birmingham, Al

I knew Craig all my life and am heartbroken for his loss. He was a wonderful man who never met a stranger and was a friend to all. My sincere condolences go out to his family.

Jan Mock, Tybee Island , Ga

Our hearts are heavy. Craig was one of the most humble and loving people we have had the honor of having as a friend. No one could ask for a better neighbor or friend. He loved his family with a love that is rare. Suzanne, Maggie and Annie we love you. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this time. May He wrap you in His everlasting arms.

Carl and Jo Ann Spofford, Savannah , Ga

I was proud to call Craig my friend and he defined service above self. I miss him already but may life perpetual shine upon him. He was a great man!

Holden Hayes, Savannah, Ga

Craig was one of the best and will be deeply missed. Prayers for his family!

Fran and Glenn Arnsdorff, Savannah, Ga

Craig was an extraordinary man. He will be missed.

Miriam Rittmeyer , Savannnah , Ga

It is with much sadness to hear of Craig’s passing. Craig was a bright light. He always had time to listen and encourage others as he did recently as he sat beside me (Keith) on a bench at the Lewis Ctr trying to cheer me up. He was such a creative genius which I (Diane) had the pleasure of working with on multiple occasions. The world has lost a beautiful soul. Craig loved sharing his reasoning behind becoming Catholic after filming mass for so many years. He had such a strong faith and loved his family deeply. Sending love and light to the entire Harney family. You will be in our continued prayers. God bless. Diane and Keith Parker

Diane and Keith Parker , Savannah , GA

Just heartbroken to learn of Craig’s passing. While at Georgia Southern University, Craig and I had the chance to work closely together on several projects and his professionalism, expertise and general caring about what he was doing was THE reason we had such a great relationship with WTOC. His ability to tell a story, make others feel like a million bucks and his nonstop can-do attitude were infectious. When the cameras were off and the job done, I so very much valued our conversations. While I moved away, we stayed in touch and Savannah has lost a true gym. Condolences to his family and friends. He was one of the really good guys.

Christian Flathman, Houston , TX

I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you Tootie and the Girls.

The Greenspan’s , Ballston Spa, NY

Craig Harney, 65, died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at home with his family after a short but fierce battle with cancer.

He leaves his wife of 37 years, Suzanne Harney and his daughters Maggie and Annie Harney; sister Lisa Breeden and Patrick Buckley, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sumter and Muriel Harney, and his brother, William Sumter Jr.

A Savannahian through and through, he never met a stranger and loved everyone he met.  An uncommonly gifted storyteller at WTOC, he was a light to all who knew him and he will shine over this community always.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 followed by a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the United Way of the Coastal Empire.

 

 

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My condolences to the family of Mr. Harney death is never an easy thing to bear but it is something we can’t get away from, it hurt and makes us sad but I God Jehovah through his son Jesus Christ promise mankind a resurrection so we see them again according to the Bible at John chapter 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength I am sorry for your your. If you have any questions about anything please visit the website at JW.Org

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

I am sending love, prayers, and my sincerest condolences to your sweet family. May God wrap his arms around your family at this time and in the time to come. All my love, Erin Demers

Erin Demers, Beaufort, SC

You have my prayers and deepest sympathy.

Estelle Mannion, Savannah, GA

No words except that I loved him. From Ma Peltier

Betty Peltier, Savannah,

Candle tribute lit by James Rigdon — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Lindsay Waters — Florida

Suzanne, Maggie and Annie,, This is surely a tough tough time for you ,and for all of us, losing such a sweet guy. I know you couldn't be prouder of the person he was. I was so lucky to have him as a cousin and a friend. What a great example of how to live.

Mike Finocchiaro, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family of Craig Harney my name is curley I just wanted to share a breif word with the family Sometimes it seems so unfair that Death should have the power to take away someone you love And when it happens the thought of never again being able to talk to laugh with or hold your love one can be most difficult to bear. But The Bible gives us hope it tells us that we can see our dead loved ones again in the near future (John chapter 5:28,29)Yes jehovah and Jesus Christ promise a resurrection in the near future Right here on Earth. Yes millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful paradise conditions (rev 21:4) again so sorry for your loss if you have any questions please feel free to visit jw.org for more answers

Curley Cooper, Savannah , GA

From the moment I met Craig I felt the light he carried, his love of Savannah and the love of his family. He was such joy, always laughing, waving hello and telling stories. Once, at the bakery I worked, Craig was in the long line and I overheard it was his birthday. I started the whole line singing Happy Birthday to him, he was smiling ear to ear. He literally lit up at the sight of his daughters. Thank you for welcoming me to Savannah and showing me there are still true gentle men in this world. RIP Craig.

Michele Calhoun, Savannah, GA

Craig will be greatly missed. The epitome of a gentleman, his friendship to all he met will forward be remembered. I can't attend due to flu, no know that my prayers are with your family. Know that Craig is now healed and at peace. Deepest Sympathies; Howard

Howard Michael Kempf, Savannah, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Trudy Jones — Georgia

SUZANNE,I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.

john winters, rincon, ga

Suzanne, Maggie & Annie, My family is so blessed to have had 3 generations of us influenced in a very positive way because of Craig! He is now at home with The Lord and I hope and pray Ralph is there too, reunited with his best journalist friend, telling him another corny joke! Craig was someone who led by his actions and not just by his words, although words are essential for journalism. He was also like Barnabas, always encouraging his friends and church family in the direction of The Lord. But, I miss him as a friend! His counsel was always priceless! Hope to see him again one day. Praying for his family, at home, church and at work.

Ben Price, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Greg and Mary Schroeder — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by The Torrances — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Margaret and Reggie Davis — Georgia

What a true gentleman Craig was. So kind and sincere, he always made you seem important to him. He was such a big help with the videoing of 3 of my children's weddings. I will miss his gentle spirit. Praying for his family and his WTOC family.

Margaret Z. Davis, Savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Elaine Rousseau Hillebrand — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by James Gregory — Alabama

Craig was one of the sweetest man anyone could ever know and so kind. He always greeted me with a big hug, kiss on the cheek, and his beautiful smile. We loved him so much. Rest my friend and know that you will be greatly missed.

Walter and Leola Lambert , Riceboro , Georgia

So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I have such fond memories of the entire family supporting the arts community including our efforts at Cultural Arts. I know you ladies find strength in each other. Much love sent to you all.

Lawrence Carson , Savannah, GA

You have my deepest sympathy.

Dr. Bernice Stokes, Vidalia , GA

You have my deepest sympathy.

Dr. Bernice Stokes, Vidalia , GA

Candle tribute lit by The Odom Family — Georgia

Suzanne, Maggie and Annie , What an incredible husband and father you were so Blessed to have ! Suzanne you and Craig always made everyone feel like family, and though he had a busy schedule Craig always made time for whoever needed him . Gaye and I were so Blessed to have Maggie and Annie dance with us at Madeleine Walker Ballet their whole lives because with them came two wonderful parents who rolled up their sleeves to help . Suzanne you were always there at rehearsals helping and Craig never missed a beat filming everyone of our performances for the families until sweet Annie graduated ! He was there for Abigails celebrations at St. Vincent’s and we cherished getting to share those with him looking on considering him family. We have such wonderful, sweet memories of Craig and we are so grateful to you for sharing him with all of us so freely over the years . He was a real Hero ! What set him apart was his personal integrity, his willingness to put others desires and interests above his own , his compassion and love for his family, his church , and community. Including a service through his job he loved so much with WTOC ! Please know Suzanne, Maggie, and Annie you are in my heart and will continue to be in my prayers . What an incredible legacy Craig left for you , he was a true gift from God now returned to Him on High ! God Bless ! Much love , Diane Shuman

Omie Diane Shuman , Savannah , Ga

Grew up in Daffin Heights with Craig and remember playing in his backyard. Our parents were friends. My mother told me about the time when Craig was little (and had lost his two front teeth) he introduced himself, lisping, as "Craig Ferguson Harney." Spoke with him recently at the Greek Festival and had no idea he was ill. Rest In Peace, Craig.

Genie Brazzeal, ,

Candle tribute lit by Genie Brazzeal — Mississippi

The Flanders family is very saddened to hear of Craig’s passing. We grew up next door to the Harney family and have wonderful memories. Our love is with his family now and always!

Tracey Flanders Small, Gainesville , GA

Candle tribute lit by Patillo Family — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Edwin Graham — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt — Georgia

On behalf of Hilton Head Van Landingham Rotary, we salute the passing of a great man. Craig Harney was a giving man, who worked tirelessly to help forge the support of WTOC for our Club’s annual Auction. Thanks to Craig Harney and WTOC, our Club has raised over $1.5 million for Lowcountry children’s charities. Prayers to Craig’s wife,, their daughters and his WTOV family for their loss. Rest In Peace Craig Harney.

Lynn King /Van Landingham Rotary, Hilton Head Island SC,

Candle tribute lit by Skip & Nancy Watson — South Carolina

So saddened to hear of Craig’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I knew him as Maggie & Annie’s dad and he was always willing to help out with whatever was needed at school and I very much enjoyed working with him when he would come to help promote our shows. My thoughts and prayers for peace go out to the entire Harney family.

Christine Shawl, Pooler, GA

Suzanne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Craig was loved by all and enjoyed sharing life so many different ways. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Much love.

Bob and Joy Broderick, SAVANNAH, Georgia

I first met Craigy and Tootie when I moved next door to them, in 1982. I remember knowing right away, in my child-like mind, that these were heartfelt, good people. Craigy never let me down, and he always had this smile and hug for me, and he always had a way of letting me know life was ok. If there was ever a person that loved I conditionally, it was Craig. Tootie, Maggie, Annie, I love each of you. I am praying for y’all! Love.

Shannon Spofford, Virginia Beach, VA

Suzanne, Maggie and Annie, Glenn and I are so heartbroken to hear of Craig’s passing. He was ONE OF A KIND and we will forever remember his warmth, his sense of humor and his wonderful smile!! We are praying for the whole family. Much Love!!

Glenn and Gail Dugger, Birmingham, Al

I knew Craig all my life and am heartbroken for his loss. He was a wonderful man who never met a stranger and was a friend to all. My sincere condolences go out to his family.

Jan Mock, Tybee Island , Ga

Our hearts are heavy. Craig was one of the most humble and loving people we have had the honor of having as a friend. No one could ask for a better neighbor or friend. He loved his family with a love that is rare. Suzanne, Maggie and Annie we love you. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this time. May He wrap you in His everlasting arms.

Carl and Jo Ann Spofford, Savannah , Ga

I was proud to call Craig my friend and he defined service above self. I miss him already but may life perpetual shine upon him. He was a great man!

Holden Hayes, Savannah, Ga

Craig was one of the best and will be deeply missed. Prayers for his family!

Fran and Glenn Arnsdorff, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Miriam Rittmeyer — Georgia

Craig was an extraordinary man. He will be missed.

Miriam Rittmeyer , Savannnah , Ga

It is with much sadness to hear of Craig’s passing. Craig was a bright light. He always had time to listen and encourage others as he did recently as he sat beside me (Keith) on a bench at the Lewis Ctr trying to cheer me up. He was such a creative genius which I (Diane) had the pleasure of working with on multiple occasions. The world has lost a beautiful soul. Craig loved sharing his reasoning behind becoming Catholic after filming mass for so many years. He had such a strong faith and loved his family deeply. Sending love and light to the entire Harney family. You will be in our continued prayers. God bless. Diane and Keith Parker

Diane and Keith Parker , Savannah , GA

Candle tribute lit by jason board — Georgia

Just heartbroken to learn of Craig’s passing. While at Georgia Southern University, Craig and I had the chance to work closely together on several projects and his professionalism, expertise and general caring about what he was doing was THE reason we had such a great relationship with WTOC. His ability to tell a story, make others feel like a million bucks and his nonstop can-do attitude were infectious. When the cameras were off and the job done, I so very much valued our conversations. While I moved away, we stayed in touch and Savannah has lost a true gym. Condolences to his family and friends. He was one of the really good guys.

Christian Flathman, Houston , TX

I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you Tootie and the Girls.

The Greenspan’s , Ballston Spa, NY

Candle tribute lit by Amanda way — Georgia


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