In Memory

Craig Bisch

Craig Bisch

Craig William Bisch

Craig William Bisch, age 59, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 29th, 2005 after a courageous seven year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Craig, born in Toledo, Ohio on January 22, 1946 to the late Homer and Betty Bisch, moved to Arizona in 1970 where he has lived in Paradise Valley for over 30 years. Craig spent the majority of his adult life as an architect and planner committed to designing resort communities that reflect and preserve the natural beauty of the desert and mountain settings while working as the President of Architecture and Design for Gosnell Builders. Some of his credits include the Pointe Resorts at Squaw Peak, Tapatio Cliffs, and South Mountain. His loving and devoted wife and soul mate Suzanne as well as his two sons Nathan Matthew of St. Louis, and Adam Christopher of Scottsdale and their wives Jennifer and Kelly survive Craig. He is also a loving grandfather to three: Jacob Zachary, Finley Amelia and Ellie Olivia Bisch. Craig did all that he was brought to this earth to do as a husband, father, brother, and friend, and did it above and beyond what those who knew him could have ever expected. Craig was a true "gentle-man", always a friend to those who needed a helping hand. We are all better people because he was in our lives and we will cherish the time we were able to spend with him. Craig will always be a constant in our hearts and minds until we meet again. May he be in peace now and watch over us as he always did while on this earth. We will never listen to a Rolling Stones song again without thinking of Craig. A visitation for Craig will be held on Saturday December 3rd from 2 PM until 4 PM at Hansen Mortuaries on 6500 E. Bell Road. A memorial service for Craig will be on Sunday December 4th from 12 PM until 2 PM at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the "Green Paradise Memorial Caregivers Fund" in Craig's memory at any Bank of America branch.

Published in The Arizona Republic from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2005