Craig Jurney, 56, died unexpectedly on November 20, 2019 at Stanford Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Palo Alto, CA.
Craig graduated from Stanford University in 1987, having majored in public policy with a focus on economics. He was a scholar, an art lover, a follower of politics and culture, and a world traveller. He loved museums of all kinds, and discovered new ones wherever his wide-ranging travels for work and vacation took him.
A devoted husband, he relished date nights with his wife Erika, and together they loved carefully planning their annual family vacations. He regularly shopped for the family groceries and often cooked the family meals. When he shopped at the farmers market on Saturdays, he came home with flowers. He was a loving father who devoted many of his after work and weekend hours to coaching the boys’ soccer and baseball teams, attending every play, and every band performance. He was a fan of the San Francisco Giants and enjoyed watching games with his boys. Simply put…he was the smartest and kindest person his wife ever met.
Craig worked for 15 years at HighWire Press in Los Gatos, CA as Chief Solutions Architect and Principal Developer. In a recent interview, he described his job as: “I design many of the systems that we run at HighWire from the ground up and for those that I don’t design, I figure out how to integrate them into our overall offering or change/enhance them to support our clients’ ever-changing requirements. I also travel to visit our strategic customers and meet with their technical staff.”
He was married for almost 23 years to the love of his life, Erika. Together they parented their wonderful children, travelled, read, and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. Theirs was a true, close partnership cut short.
Craig is survived by his wife, Erika, their boys Henry, Ed, and Charlie; his father Peter Jurney and his wife Gloria; his sister Anne-Marie Jurney; his brother Steve Jurney and his wife Marilyn Replogle; his parents-in-law Brigitte and Bliss Carnochan and Ken Fields and Nora Cain; and his sisters-in-law Sam and Jess Fields. His mother, Patricia, predeceased him. His laugh, curiosity, and far-ranging intelligence will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.
Craig’s family would like to extend their thanks to the doctors and nurses at Stanford Hospital for their compassionate care.
Published in the Palo Alto Weekly, December 6, 2019.
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