Harold F. "Bud" Kreiner Jr., 92, of 100 Red Rock Road, Derrick City, passed away Monday (March 25, 2013) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
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Born Jan. 18, 1921, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Harold F. Kreiner Sr. and Rena Catherine Connors Kreiner. He was a 1939 graduate of Bradford High School and later attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
He was formerly employed by the U.S. Post Office and later as an inventory clerk at Bovaird and Seyfang and retired from Dresser Rand in Olean, N.Y. He was a member of St. Bernard Church.
Surviving are five daughters, Mary Catherine (Mike) Murphy of Farmingville, N.Y., Rena (Robert) Maas of Elgin, Texas, Kim (Joe) Paterniti of Jamestown, Susan (Mark) Austin of Bradford and Tanya Hocker of Bradford; two sons, Thomas Kreiner of Hazel Hurst and Harold F. "Butch" Kreiner III of Bradford; 21 grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diana Palazzetti Kreiner; and one sister, Mary Jean Kreiner.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where a prayer service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA, Box 113, Bradford PA 16701; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, 2013