Steven E. Kriz, 60, of Homestead Ave., formerly of Limestone, N.Y., passed away Friday (Sept. 12, 2014) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Oct. 5, 1953, in Bradford, he was a son of the late George E. Kriz and Elnora Ammons Kriz-Morgan, who survives. On Nov. 16, 1996, in Clinton, Mass., he married Kim D. Barr Kriz, who survives.
Mr. Kriz was a 1971 graduate of Limestone (N.Y.) High School. After high school, he worked at Birdwell, then Bradford Meats and Provisions and later for American General Life Insurance Co. as an insurance salesman. He moved to the Boston, Mass., area and worked at Weetabix Corp., for seven years. He returned to the Bradford area and worked for the Briar Patch, Pine Acres Country Club, on the grounds crew, and for the last 11 years at Zippo Manufacturing Co.
He was a former member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Limestone, and a member of Pine Acres Country Club.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Tammy L. Komidar, a son, Steven (Nina) Kriz Jr., and a stepdaughter, Jennifer (John) Ryder, all of Bradford; a stepson, Jeremy (Diane) Ryder of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren, Kayla, Justin, Crystal, Jenya, Emily, Nicholas and Elizabeth; one great-grandson, Vincent; three sisters, Christine (Jerry) van der Horst of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Karen (William) Benedict of Bradford and Theresa (Jim) Stoddard of Limestone; two brothers, Ron (Mary Jo) Kriz of Boston and Thomas (Jill) Kriz of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Keith F. Morgan.
Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, with a Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Guidance Center.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 15 to Oct. 14, 2014