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.
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
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.