Joseph Francis Kruer
June 28, 1944 - November 24, 2012
Joe passed away at his home in Manhattan Beach after a very short battle with kidney cancer. He is survived by his wife Ellen and her three children: Scott Kruer of Garnet Valley, PA; Gretchen Kruer Benson of Torrance, CA; and Matthew Kruer of Manhattan Beach, CA. He is also survived by his three sisters: Mary Helen Matson, Jeanette Hills, Lisa Wagner and 2 brothers: Mark Kruer and Karl Kruer. Joe left behind four grandchildren: Shannen and Samantha Benson of Torrance, CA and Kayla and Alyssa Kruer of Garnet Valley, PA. Joe was a longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, CA. He graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1963 and went on to get an Industrial Technology Degree from Cal State Long Beach. He had a 40+ year career in the Aerospace Industry where he met his wife. Services will be held Friday November 30, 2012 at 2pm at American Martyrs in Manhattan Beach. The family intends to spread his ashes in Hawaii. Please go to the Mortuary's website www.LAfuneral.com
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