Oklahoma City, OK: Saturday, September 11, 2010 at age 46. Predeceased by his father, Ronald Bellaire. Survived by his mother, Ruth Bellaire; wife, Melissa Bellaire; son, Nathan Bellaire; brothers, Michael (Kelly) Bellaire, Brian Bellaire, David (Amy) Bellaire, Matthew (Ginger) Bellaire, Bruce Bellaire; sisters, Karen (Walter) Sanders, Michelle (Paul) Brownlee; 25 nieces and nephews; many dear friends. Craig was taken from us suddenly doing something he loved. Craig had love for the water and aviation, which took him to the water and the air often. Join us to celebrate his enthusiasm for living life to the fullest. Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends can help someone else as Craig did so many times in his life or donate to a charity of their choice in his memory.

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  1. Dear Bellaire family, I had the pleasure of working with Craig for years and am deeply sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest heart felt sympathies and prayers.

    Mark James Zieziula

  2. Dear Bellaire Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Craig deeply. He was like an older brother to me and I can’t count the times he helped me out. He was a great guy and I’ll just always remember all the good times we had. Rest In Peace Craig.

    Brian,Silva,Madison,Riley, and Taline

  3. Dear Brian & Bellaire Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Brian & The Entire Bellaire Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts & prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Brooke & John Green

  5. Dear Mike & Kelly,
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I too lost a brother suddenly 10 yrs ago at age 49. Way too young! My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. I am sure if your brother was anything like you, Mike, he was a truly wonderful person. Hugs to you and your family. God bless!

  6. How ironic. Here I am working on a Saturday…to get the plane out. How many time has Craig done this…with me. My sincerest condolences to the Bellaire family and to all who knew him well. I will remember him, and his laugh, always. Craig, rest in peace and protect us as you did so many times in your life.

  7. I never knew Craig, but it sounds like he enjoyed many of life’s pleasures. Hold tight to the great memories of your time with him. I pray that the love and support of family and friends helps you all through this very sad time.
    (Kelly’s colleague and friend.)

  8. My name is wade sowers,and presently work at capital aviation in oklahoma city.i was introduced to craig in the first hour of his first day at capital.craig and i were the same height,so i immediately wanted him to feel at home in a new enviroment.from his first day i treated him as if i had known him for years.even though our friendship was short,i will truely miss him.i wish to express my deepest sympathy to craig’s family and friends.may God bless each of you and keepyou in his loving care. wade sowers

  9. On behalf of myself and my parents, our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Bellaire family. May Craig’s heroics always be remembered, the positive influence he had on others shared and continued, his memory forever reverened, and may he rest in peace.

    …..Sean Greiner, Bill & LeEtta Greiner

  10. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire Bellair Family.
    I had the pleasure of getting close to Craig in a short period of time because of the similarities of our occupation. He was someone that you meet that you know immediatly will have an impact on your life. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face!
    Rest peacefully my friend!!

  11. Please extend my condolences to Craig’s family and friends and to everyone fortunate enough to know him. I read about the boating accident in OK City on line, and then saw the obituary in our local paper. Craig saved the lives of two of his friend’s kids, and possibly that of his friend, too. I will make a donation in his name to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. I believe Craig was a U of R grad (me, too) so that is fitting, and if not, he loved kids. I believe Bellaire means beautiful area- in Craig’s case, Heaven, where he now resides.

    Take Care-


  12. The aviation industry has lost a great talent in the avionics field. Craig’s approach to life and work was always a positive one regardless of the challenges that lay ahead. Please accept my deepest sympathies to the Bellaire Family. Sincerely, Alex Hren, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  13. To Melissa and Nathan and the Bellaire family…..I am so very sorry for the tragic loss of your husband/father/son. I pray that knowing he was a hero during his final hours here on earth will bring you peace…..My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Elaine

  14. To Mellisa, Nathan and the entire Bellaire family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you now and always. He is going to be missed, but know that he is always with each and everyone of you. Mellisa – if you need anything please give us a call. God Bless and take care….
    Donnie, Shayna and Lukas

  15. To my dear friend Craig you are and always will be a hero to my family it was my honor to have met you in my journey in life. you will always be in are heart. Garro,Faith, and Silas

  16. To the Bellaire Family,
    You are in our thoughts at this time . We are so sorry to hear about Craig . He was such a wonderful man .. We are so glad that we had him as one of good friends..
    I have always believed their are angels among us and Craig was one of them .

  17. To the Bellaire family,
    My family and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Craig. Our prayers go out to Craig and your family.

  18. To the Bellaire Family: Please accept my heart felt prayers for your loss.
    Craig with me over the years and not only was he a co-worker but also a very dear friend. I will miss him greatly but will never forget his happy spirit and the joy he brought to those around him.

  19. We have lost a talented avionics engineer and good friend. We miss Craig’s can do attitude and friendly personality. It has been a pleasure to know Craig and work with him the past few months. With deepest sympathy, Bill Boettger

  20. You and your family are in our thoughts as we send our deep sympathy. May Almighty God comfort you today (Ps.34:18) and in the days ahead. Our loved ones may be away from our physical touch but they will always have a special place in our heart. Craig will be sadly missed.

  21. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I only wish I could express my sympathy in person. Craig was a great guy and always had a funny story or kind thought. He will be greatly missed. God bless you all.

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