John J. Craft, 77, of Devon, a former museum director and educator, died Sunday, Dec. 8, of lung disease at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
A Civil War history buff, Mr. Craft was drawn to the Civil War Library and Museum in Philadelphia, where he was executive director from 1995 to 1999. He started with the museum in 1983, organizing exhibits and doing research. Later, he helped establish a volunteer board of governors, on which he served.
Mr. Craft's first career was in public education. He retired in 1993 after more than 30 years with the Philadelphia School District.
In his last position, as director of adult education, he ran a citywide network of programs providing educational and job placement services for thousands of full- and part-time adult students and out-of-school youths.