Stirnweis, Craig M.


Craig Marden Stirnweis was born on August 28, 1946 in McMinnville, Oregon and passed away on July 31, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  Champion grandfather and avid racquetballer, tennis player and life time snow skier, Craig spent most of his young life in Boise, Idaho where he graduated from Borah High School and earned a degree from the University of Idaho.

Craig’s professional career began as a National Bank Examiner for the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  He became Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision – a unit tracking the performance and safety and soundness of the nation’s National Banks, and exercising special supervision for troubled banks. Recognizing his expertise, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas added Craig to its executive team, assisting the savings and loan regulator at a time of crisis in the industry.   Subsequently Craig was a consultant to banks and banking supervisors in the US, Europe, and Asia, working for the International Monetary Fund and KPMG with money center banks and foreign banks in both the U.S. and in their home countries.  He also held executive positions with Sunbelt Savings and Barclays Capital.   Having worked in virtually every area of the financial services industry, collecting many friends along the way, he retired in December 2012.

During his professional life he was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel extensively gathering stories to share with his children who were most impressed when he had a chance meeting with Evil Kneevil.  Craig’s career took him and his family to many memorable cities after Boise.  He found time to coach his kid’s soccer teams and volunteer as the President of the Athletic Council while living in Crofton, Maryland.  In Boston Craig walked his daughter to the bus stop every morning on his way to earn his Masters degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  In Dallas he found an MG to restore with his son and a place to (eventually) retire.  He loved his time spent living in New York City and DC as both cities gave him the opportunity to go on long walks and meet new people.

In retirement Grumps, as he was called by his grandchildren, enjoyed volunteering at the Plano Senior Center, playing tennis at Canyon Creek Country Club, dining out but most especially accompanying any willing grandchild on a donut or frozen yogurt run.

Preceded in death by his father Elden Stirnweis, his mother Marzene Stirnweis, and his daughter Sarah Stirnweis.   Craig is survived by his sisters Sharene Martineweis and Tamara Stirnweis, daughter Amy Schumer, son Jonathan Stirnweis, favorite son in law Joseph Schumer, favorite daughter in law Heather Stirnweis, “Uncle Bill” Robertson and his amazing grandchildren, Nate, Jackson, Maxwell, Sammy, Katherine (aka Sprinkles) and Hailey.

At this time there will be no public memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to Planned Parenthood in his memory.

In honor of our very special Grumps whom we will miss with all of our hearts, please take a moment to raise a glass of good port with your most cherished family and friends, take the kids in your life for donuts and absolutely, positively, don’t vote for Donald Trump.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252