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Craig R. Gorham CP, FAAOP

In Loving Memory of Craig Gohram, CP, FAAOP

Craig Gohram, CP, FAAOP, was born in Belvidere on January 23, 1960, to proud parents Walter F. and Audrey M. Anderson Gorham. His roots in Belvidere shaped the foundation of his character and values, and he carried the spirit of his hometown with him throughout his remarkable journey.

A graduate of Belvidere High School in 1978, Craig embarked on a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and excellence. On February 21, 1981, he joined his life with Barbara G. Schulze in Rockford, a union that brought joy and companionship to both their lives.

Craig's educational path led him to attain an associate degree from Rock Valley College, a stepping stone toward his true passion. He went on to earn his certificate in prosthetics from Northwestern University in Chicago, solidifying his commitment to the field that would become his life's work.

As a certified prosthetist, Craig dedicated over 25 years of his career to Northern Prosthetics and Orthopedics Co., where he made a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals by providing them with the gift of mobility and independence.

His professional accomplishments were marked by his memberships in prestigious organizations such as the American Orthopedic and Prosthetic Association and the American Board for Certification. Craig's dedication and expertise also earned him the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing his field.

Beyond his professional life, Craig's interests were as diverse as his talents. He was a longstanding member of the Oldsmobile Club of America and the Illinois Valley Oldsmobile Club, where his passion for classic cars found a community of kindred spirits.

As we remember and honor Craig Gohram, CP, FAAOP, let us not only celebrate his professional achievements but also acknowledge the depth of his character, his enduring love for his family, and his dedication to his community. Craig's legacy is a testament to a life well-lived, one that touched the hearts of many and continues to inspire us all.

Though Craig may no longer be with us in person, his spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear. In his memory, may we strive to embody the qualities of compassion, dedication, and a genuine love for life that he so brilliantly exemplified.

Rest in peace, dear Craig. Your legacy will forever shine brightly in our hearts and minds.

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