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CRAGE, Joseph Anthony

CRAGE - Joseph Anthony Mr. Crage, 78, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Buffalo, passed away March 15, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Born in Buffalo, NY on September 16, 1937, Joe was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Rinaldo) Crage of NY. He graduated from The University of Buffalo with a degree in Accounting and had worked for 45 years as manager in the restaurant industry and as a food and beverage director for hotels, country clubs and upscale restaurants. Mr. Crage had also served in the Air National Guard. Joe and his wife, Suzanne moved to Charlotte in 1999. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne " Suzie" (Stump) Crage; sons, Michael Jones of Auburn, GA and Kevin (Margaret) Jones of Boiling Springs, SC; also surviving is his brother, Victor Crage of Buffalo, NY, as well as six grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wedneday, March 23rd from 3:30-4:30 PM at CAROLINA FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATION CENTER, 5505 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, with a Prayer Service to follow at 4:30. Memorials may be made to the Levine Cancer Center, 208 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28203. Online condolences can be given at

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