Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Craig Hamrick


Print this Page
Send to a Friend
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on MySpace!


Craig Hamrick, a proud gay man loved by many, died in New York City on Sunday 9/24/06. He had suffered from colon cancer for 4 years and was 39 years old.

Craig moved to New York City in the early 1990s from Coffeyville Kansas, where he grew up. He went to the Big Apple specifically to live an openly gay life.

Craig soon befriended the late, Emmy nominated actor Louis Edmonds (Dark Shadows, All My Children) who encouraged Craig's artistic pursuits. Craig became a highly respected book editor, and was also a photographer. He was the on-set photographer for a number of queer independent films. His exquisite male nude photos can be seen at

The prolific, multi-talented Craig published several books, information on them can also be found at his website.

Craig also ran, a website that documented the history of his favorite TV show, Dark Shadows . He ran additional sites for several of the show's cast members.

Craig was a kind, loving soul who always tried to help others.

He leaves behind his family in Kansas, friends John and Peter, Janet, and Nancy, and his beloved husband, Joe Salvatore.

Craig passed on the birthday of his late friend Louis Edmonds, who is no doubt embracing him

Craig Hamrick will be deeply missed and never forgotten.


Obituaries should be e-mailed to

They must be no longer than 200 words. Please follow normal rules of capitalization and no poetry. We reserve the right to edit for style, clarity, grammar, and taste. Please provide the name and contact information for the funeral home, crematory, or organ donation agency that handled final disposition of the body. This is for verification. Please submit a photo of the deceased. E-mail a recent color jpg. Deadline for obituaries is Monday at 9 a.m., with the exception of special display ad obituaries, which must be submitted by Friday at 3 p.m. For information on paid obituaries, call (415) 861-5019. Obituaries can be mailed to Bay Area Reporter, 44 Gough Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, CA 94103. Write the deceased's name on the back of the photo. If you include a SASE for the photo's return, write the person's name on the inside of the envelope flap. All obituaries must include a contact name and daytime phone number. They must be submitted within a year of the death.

For archived obituaries, go to

Follow The Bay Area Reporter
facebook logo
facebook logo
Newsletter logo
Newsletter logo
ISSUU logo