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Kenneth J. "Ken" Krotz

November 28, 1938 ~ April 4, 2021 (age 82)

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Obituary

BELOVED FATHER, KENNETH J. KROTZ OF EXPORT PASSED AWAY ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021 AT THE AGE OF 82. KENNETH WAS BORN NOVEMBER 1938. HE LOST HIS BATTLE WITH COVID-19, BUT HE IS REUNITED WITH THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, MARIANNE (SHIPKOSKY) KROTZ WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2017. HIS GRIEF TOOK HIM DAILY TO THE CEMETERY TO VISIT AND TALK TO HIS WIFE. HE IS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, EDITH AND JESSE KROTZ AND A BROTHER HARRY WARD. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS 4 CHILDREN, KENNETH (JANICE) KROTZ; KEITH KROTZ, MELISSA (BILL) LEWIS AND KIRK KROTZ.  9 GRAND CHILDREN; SHAWNA (ERIC) MEJIA; BRITTNEY (JOSH) BUSH; TIFFANY (JOE) STUPKA; ANTHONY (JOHNNA) DEPELLEGRINI, MICHAEL DEPELLEGRINI; JESSICA (JOSH) PENIAZEK; STEPHANIE (FIANCE JUSTIN HOUCK) KROTZ; KYLIE KROTZ; LEXI KROTZ; 2 STEP GRANDSONS JOSH AND JUSTIN LEWIS. ALSO SURVIVED are 8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, SEVERAL NIECES/NEPHEWS AND SISTER-IN-LAW DOLORES (JOHN) CORDERA, BROTHER IN- LAW CHARLES SHIPKOSKY, AND BROTHER IN -LAW RICHARD (KATHY) SHIPKOSKY. KEN RETIRIED FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION IN 1994 WHERE HE WAS A DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT. EARLY IN HIS RETIREMENT HE LOVED TO SPEND TIME AT CLOVERLEAF GOLF COURSE WORKING AS A RANGER. YOU COULD ALSO FIND HIM WORKING IN HIS GARDEN OR TAKING HIS PUGS FOR A WALK. HE WAS ALWAYS A DEVOTED HUSBAND AND FATHER BUT HIS LOVE FOR HIS PUGS BOTH STANLEY AND OSCAR WAS ENDEARING TO WATCH. HE WAS A UNITED STATES ARMY VETERAN, MEMBER OF ST MARY’S CHURCH, THE ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB, WHITE VALLEY AMVETS, WHITE VALLEY ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL CLUB AND A 50YR MEMBER OF THE EXPORT MOOSE LODGE #234. FRIENDS AND FAMILY WELCOME AT THE WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5701 LINCOLN AVE., EXPORT (724) 327-1400 ON THURSDAY FROM 12-4 & 6-9 P.M. A FUNERAL MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED FRIDAY AT 10:00 A.M. IN ST. MARY CHURCH, EXPORT. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH). CDC RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE ADHERED TO. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW WITH MILITARY HONORS ACCORDED BY THE GREENSBURG V.F.W. POST #33 HONOR GUARD IN TWIN VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, DELMONT. THE FAMILY SUGGESTS IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN MR. KROTZ’S NAME TO ST. MARY CHURCH, 5900 KENNEDY AVENUE, EXPORT, PA 15632. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home
5701 Lincoln Avenue
Export, PA 15632

Visitation
Thursday
April 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Funeral Home

Funeral Mass
Friday
April 9, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary Church
5900 Kennedy Ave
Export, PA 15632

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