CRAIG W. RIENHARDT

Craig was a 17-year-old honor roll student at West Genesee High School when he was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer called gastric adenocarcinoma. He had been treated as an outpatient at Golisano Children’s Hospital where he bravely underwent any treatment that we asked him to do. Just six weeks after he was diagnosed, Craig passed away on January 12th, 2011.

Craig enjoyed life and embraced it, always willing and ready to try new adventures.
He loved hard physical labor, taking pride in his work and loved working out with his friends, playing soccer, basketball and biking. He enjoyed his music and sports, of which he was very knowledgeable. He ran a variety of races, such as “Paige’s Butterfly Run,” the “Boilermaker” and the “Warrior Dash” just to name a few.

Craig was the youngest of 4 children, a wonderful son, terrific brother and great nephew and cousin. He had a quiet but wicked sense of humor. He was always willing to help out and was a reliable person you could always count on. He was a friend to all, which was evident from all the generous support we received during and after his illness.

We are forever thankful for the wonderful support and care we have received from the doctors and nurses, the West Genesee School district; friends and family. Craig is very much loved and missed; forever in our hearts…

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