Kenneth G. Crump, of South Abington Township, passed away peacefully May 6, 2013, in the Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton after a brief illness. His wife of nearly 64 years is Jean C. (Lewis) Crump; they were married in 1949.
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He was born 1920 in Scranton, the son of the late George W. and Lulu H. (Kellow) Crump. He grew up on the West Mountain, was an active member of the Boy Scouts, and participated in the first Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Technical High School in Scranton, the Philco Technical School in Philadelphia, and attended the Penn State Extension. He served in the Army Signal Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theater, landing in Japan with the occupation forces.
He was a loving husband and father. He possessed a witty sense of humor, and delighted in the sound of laughter. He enjoyed the outdoors, working the land, hunting and golfing. He also enjoyed dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
After returning from the war, he was employed by the John T. Porter Co. in Scranton. Afterward, he worked many years for Loral (previously known as Weston), and retired in 1985. During his retirement, he enjoyed his many pastimes. He was a long-time member of Clarks Green United Methodist Church.
They are the parents of three children, George W., Willow Grove, Pa.; Kenneth R., York, Pa.; and Carolyn J., Winston-Salem, N.C. Also surviving is a sister, Patricia, and her husband, the Rev. Richard W. Russell, of South Abington Township; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren, one stepgreat-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews, and many loving cousins.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Swan of Hollywood, Fla.; Romayne E. of Dunmore; and a brother, Donald W. of Miami, Fla.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Rd, Clarks Green, 18411, with services by Rev. Brent Stouffer, pastor. Interment will follow in Clarks Green Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, and on Friday at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on May 8, 2013