Condolences for Craig G. Bolanos Sr.

Ilija Milovanovic wrote:

My sincere condolences. I was one of his soccer assistants at Ridgewood HS and have always remembered his lessons and humor which still continues to help me coach in Texas.


Jim & Susan wrote:

Our deepest sympathies to the Bolonas family. Our prayers are with you.


Tom and Nancy Callan wrote:

Nancy and I offer our sincerest sympathies for your loss.


Peter Schmidt wrote:

To my friend, our memories of talking chemistry or computers and going out to Capizzi's (or for that matter any pizza place) will always be treasured. I know that there is a special place in heaven for you. If only we could have gotten together one more time. Ann, my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Paul R Schmitt wrote:

So sorry to learn of your dad's passing. I spent many hours talking with your dad both as a parent, Board member and employee. He was constantly thinking of new and better ways to communicate with the students in order for them to obtain a worthwhile education in the Science program at Ridgewood HS. As he neared retirement he constantly commented on how he felt that he could have done so much more to help the Students. Many times I would find him in his classroom after hours coming up with new ideas on how to get thru to the kids. He will always be remembered as a staff member who put the Students students first. Your family are in our prayers!


Frank Batinick wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


Pat and Bill Wilde wrote:

Ann and family, we are so sorry for your earthly loss of Craig, May the treasured memories you hold tucked closely to your hearts comfort you at this time, Pat & Bill


Chuck Lovelace wrote:

Craig and I were at Ridgewood together for many years. He was a good friend with a terrific sense of humor. He was always willing to step in and help out, as can be seen by the many activities/sports with which he was connected. He'll be greatly missed.



I worked with Craig at Ridgewood. He always had something nice to say and I thought the world of the man! God bless him and his family.


Nicholas Iacullo wrote:

He was a great teacher at Ridgewood always had a smile and made learning fun,RIP, I know your driving that grey Monte Carlo in heaven.


Denny Rosen wrote:

He was my buddy. We shared many laughs together ( most of them were at his expense ). His naivety, trust, loyalty and kindness made this refrain of his precious, “ You got me again. I don’t know why I like you.” Then would would laugh together As I fellow teacher at Ridgewood I was his sounding Board. He was like my little brother and I will always cherish the times we spent together.


Susan Binkis wrote:

Dear Ann: Craig was a dear cousin, a colleague in education, and a fine man. We are so sorry for your loss. Susan and Paul Binkis


James Krepel wrote:

So sorry for your lost Craig was my cousin and even though we haven't talked for quite a while he will be missed by our family.


Arleen Noel wrote:

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Craig was a great teacher! I was a secretary while Craig was at Ridgewood.


Mary Colgan McNamara (Sister Marie Bernarde) wrote:

Dear Ann, my deepest sympathy to you and family in the loss of Craig, a being of uplifting light equal to your own. Should you ever want to speak with another widow, my email is Much love, Mary


Heather (Holdway) Ritter Class of 1990 wrote:

I remember Mr Bolanos as one of the good ones at RHS. Always great to us. Strength to his family.


Tracey Bobitz wrote:

Ann, I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. You are in my prayers. <3


Diane Gudel wrote:

I was a fellow teacher of Craig's at Ridgewood H.S. He was the kindest man I ever met. A gentle giant with a heart of gold. May God's Angel's bring him home.


Jim Vear wrote:

Graig welcomed me to the Ridgewood staff in such a helpful and friendly way that I felt at home right away. He was a great leader and role model for all of us. I am honored and thankful to have worked with such a wonderful person.