John Paul Kronmuller, 75, of Clarks Summit, died Monday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He was the husband of Jacqueline Nattle Kronmuller. The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March.
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Born in Phoenixville, Pa., son of the late William Eugene and Louise Simon Kronmuller, he was the eighth child of nine siblings. He was educated at Phoenixville High School and was a professional plasterer, having worked on many landmark buildings and church steeples throughout the Philadelphia area and often worked with his older brother, Bill, who owned a large masonry business. In his youth, he especially enjoyed hunting with his brothers, Ace and Charlie. He proudly served his country in the Army and the Army Reserve. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic for more than 30 years and chief for eight years at the West End Fire Company in Phoenixville, and was instrumental in the creation of the Junior Fireman program there. His wife and kids were awakened many nights by him running down the stairs to selflessly answer an ambulance call with his brother, Bob. After moving to Falls, he worked with his sons doing roofing and stone masonry. Although partially disabled by a severe back injury in 1982 and the removal of a lung due to cancer nine years later, he still managed to provide for his family while breeding and raising horses for more than 10 years.
John was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was strong in his faith, kindness and love, and it showed daily. He never hesitated to go out of his way to help anyone, even a total stranger. He will be dearly missed.
Also surviving are two sons, John Joseph and wife, Doris Mae; and James Scott and wife, Sandra, both of Falls; four grandchildren; Julie Marie Hummel and husband, Thomas Lowell III, Mill City; John Paul Joseph, Mason James and Autumn Rose, all of Falls; a great-grandson, Thomas Lowell Hummel IV; a brother, William, Elverson, Pa,; many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Julie Ann and Jill Marie; three brothers, Adolph, Charles and Robert; and four sisters, Elizabeth Shaner, Margaret Hines, Freida Mitchell and Clara Gibble.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Joseph Greco and Dr. John Peters, both of Scranton.
The funeral will be Saturday at noon in the Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, with services by the Rev. Glenn White, pastor. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Lake Winola.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.lawrenceeyoungfuneral home.com.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 3, 2013