George A. Krall

George A. Krall, 93, of Luzerne passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Port Griffith, son of the late George and Sidonia Columbus Krall, he was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School. He was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II in the 318th Air Service Squadron. While in the service, he was the coach for Fora Volleyball Team which won the African Volleyball Championship.

Prior to his retirement, he was a guard at State Correctional Institution in Chase. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne; past president of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Holy Name Society, 26 Men Club, St. Johns – Konefal's bowling league in Luzerne and St. Conrad's bowling league in Wilkes-Barre.

He was preceded in death by sister, Anna Barker; brothers, Stephen, Michael, John and David Krall.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Mary Radage; daughters, Elaine Rahl and husband, Norbert, Parma, Ohio; Kathleen Harris and husband, Donald, Philadelphia; son, George D. Krall and wife, Laura, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Rahl, Alison Rahl and Amber Harris; great-grandchildren, Edison and Theodore Rahl; and a sister, Emily Loughney, Port Griffith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter. Friends are asked to go directly to church.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to Hospice Community Care, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18765. To light a virtual candle or leave a message of condolence for his family, please visit

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568 BENNETT ST. LUZERNE  Luzerne, PA 18709
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 31, 2013