Craig Gordon Dunkerley died peacefully at home on September 17, 2017, from brain cancer. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he spent his early years following his family around the Midwest, as his father advanced within the Prudential Insurance Company. Craig graduated from the Blake School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He also received a
master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. After joining the U.S. Department of State as a career diplomat in 1971, he served in Vietnam and Japan; at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City; at the US Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium; and at the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, as well in various positions in Washington. He received the title of Ambassador when acting as a Special Envoy for the renegotiation of the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe, following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Highly gifted intellectually, he loved books. He loved the theater, especially Shakespeare. He loved gardens. And, he loved life. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Haigh.
There will be a private burial service in New Hampshire.