In Memorium Of Joseph Krauser, Jr. -- September 4, 2020
Joseph Krauser, Jr., son of Joseph Krauser and Mary [Maria] Price, both of Germany, was born on August 2, 1922, in McIntyre, Pennsylvania. He peacefully passed away in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Slovene Home in the early morning hours of Friday, September 4, 2020, following a short visit with family. Both of his sisters, Mary and Veda, predeceased him. He is survived by four children, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three nephews, one niece, five grand-nephews and one grand-niece. They are: J. David (Eugenia M.) of Flushing, New York; Retired Commander Richard P. of Panama City Beach, Florida; Kristine A. Metz (Harry) of Tridelphia, West Virginia; and Anita M. Savage (Jim) of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania Natalie Rae and daughters Madelyn Rhys and Erin Rose McCarthy of Westfield, New Jersey; Vanessa Renee and son Vanderbilt Thomas Krauser of New York, New York; and Trisha Marie (Norman) and their son Roman Savage Seto of Mars, Pennsylvania Douglas (Michele) and their sons Nicholas Peter and Jacob of Fort Worth, Texas; Gregory (Alice C.) and their sons Brian and Kevin of Fort Worth, Texas; and Jeffrey (Michelle) of Fort Worth, Texas Sharon Wallace (Don) and their daughter Victoria and son Ian of Champaign, Illinois
Joe was a World War II veteran, serving honorably in the Navy as a member of its Air Corps in Pearl Harbor -- the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He retired from CSX as a Regional Claims Supervisor, after having numerous similar positions at CSX’ ancestral companies B&O Railroad, C&O Railroad, and Chessie System, and at other railroad and transportation companies. Prior to joining the B&O he worked for The Philadelphia Company. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, a Shriner, and a long-time member of the Willoughby-Cleveland Elks Lodge, Joe introduced his son David to that fraternal organization, leading to many philanthropic and civic activities. An avid dancer, Joe was a popular partner for many years until his knee and hip surgeries curtailed those activities. He loved to walk down to Lake Erie with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as watch them swing and slide at Sims Park. Known as Dad to his children, Uncle Joe to his nephews and niece, Grandpapa to his granddaughters, and Great-Grandpapa to his great-grandchildren -- no matter what you called him, he will be missed.
The faults of our brothers and sisters we write upon the sand, their virtues upon the tablets of love and memory.”
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