Krauter, Edward L.
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Boca Raton, FL: March 5, 2013 at age 95. Predeceased by his sister Florence Abrey. Survived by his wife of 68 years Sheila N. (Sullivan), daughters Sheila M. (James) Fleischauer, Cheryl Butera, grandchildren Stephen (Laurie) Scinicariello, Aaron (Pamela) Fleischauer, Colette Fumarola, Alison (Joshua) Galiley, great-grandchildren Nicole Fumarola, Abigail and Owen Scinicariello, Jack Fleischauer, Beatrice Galiley, and nieces and nephews.
Ed Graduated from Aquinas in 1936 and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He was promoted to Master Sergeant in charge of communications for the European Theater of Operations, headquartered in London. Ed received many commendations during the war and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. During the war years Ed met a pretty 18 year old English switchboard operator named Sheila Sullivan. Ed and Sheila started dating and they were eventually married in Bromley, Kent on September 9, 1944. Sheila left a bombed out London and headed for New York by convoy along with other English war brides while Ed remained in England until the end of the war.
Upon arriving back home in Rochester, Ed was reunited with his new bride Sheila who was living with his parents Florence and August Krauter. He was hired by Eastman Kodak and the couple soon moved to Irondequoit to raise their two young daughters. Through the years, Ed and Sheila travelled to London regularly to stay in touch with family and friends and after nearly 40 years at Kodak, Ed retired as the Budget Analyst for the Kodak Park Engineering Division Planning Department. Ed enjoyed bowling with his friends in the Kodak Engineering League, spending time at the family cottage at Port Bay and travelling extensively throughout the American West and Europe.
Interment will be held at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida on March 26th.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 24, 2013