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Joseph J. Kruper


January 9, 2019


Joseph J. Kruper, 90, of Milton PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at Evangelical Community Hospital Lewisburg PA.   He was born December 21, 1928 in Dickson City PA the son of the late George and Anna (Kociak) Kruper. 

Joe married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Lewis on September 6, 1952.  They were married over 43 years until Betty’s untimely passing on February 21, 1996. 

Joe served his country in the United States Army National Guard during the Korean War. 

He was employed by Rogers and Branch Motor Lines in Scranton/Allentown and in Milton from 1951 until 1985.  Joe also was employed by the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Home in Milton PA for approximately 30 years.  Later, he worked part time for his good friend, Gary Visneski at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. in Danville PA. 

He was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milton PA since 1973. 

Joe loved watching his son, Joe, Jr. excel in football, baseball and basketball for Milton sports teams, as well as following him through four years of college baseball.  More recently, Joe has enjoyed watching his grandson, Benjamin, grow into one of the nation’s finest junior golfers.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend who will be greatly missed. 

He is survived by one daughter; Linda Brown of Milton PA and one son, Joseph J. Kruper, Jr. of Woodbridge VA.  Also surviving are three grandchildren; Benjamin Kruper of Woodbridge VA, Alicia Cummings of Texas, Joseph Moore of Tennessee and two great-grandchildren; Mason Moore of Sunbury PA and Nodin Cummings of Texas.

 In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Moore; son-in-law, Bill Brown as well as three brothers; George, John and Andrew and two sisters; MaryAnn and Veronica. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Monday, January 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church 109 Broadway Street Milton PA with Father John D. Hoke as Celebrant.   Burial will follow in the Milton Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded.   Friends will be received Sunday evening, January 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Parish Center 854 Cemetery Road Milton PA

The famliy will provide flowers.  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church 109 Broadway Street Milton PA 17847.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc.  42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com


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