Harry “Craig” Murto, 60, of Linden, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, Jan-uary 30, 2020, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 120 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia. Mr. Murto was born on January 10, 1960, in Washington, D.C., to the late Harry Claire Murto and Antonia Marie Strauss Murto. Mr. Murto owned, edited and published “Late Model Racer” magazine and was a member of the radio broadcast team of “In the Pits.” He was an avid guitar player and lover of heavy metal music, avid cat lover and wrote a weekly racing column in the Northern Virginia Daily. He was donned the “Best Looking Mustache”  in motor sports. Surviving, along with his mother are his wife of 26 years, Margaret “Meg” Murto, are three stepdaughters, Sasha Alas (Armando), Katie Morris and Emily Ferguson (Brandon); two brothers, Keith Murto and Eric Murto (Christina); grand-daughter, Clare Alas; and step-grandson, Kayden Ferguson; his cat, Buddy; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Warren County, 1245 Progress Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630. Condolence messages may be sent to www.maddoxfuneralhome.com.

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