Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Krohe Pages (51)
See More >
See More >
1953 - 2014 |
AMHERST - William J. "Billy" Krohe, 60, of Amherst, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at The Orchards Of Westlake after a short illness.
Billy was born December 24, 1953 in Cleveland and had been a Vermilion area resident since 1979.
He graduated from Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst and joined the Merchant Marines working on ore ships in the Great Lakes. He then worked as a mason for various contractors, including Rick Cyran for many years.
He had been a member of St. Mary Catholic Church,Vermilion. He enjoyed model trains, NASCAR, watching the Cleveland Indians, spending time with his grandchildren, and was a true animal lover having many pets. He was a loving father, brother, pa pa, and uncle.
He is survived by his step-daughter, Carrie (Greg) Pennington of Lisbon, Ohio; brothers, Thomas (Karen) Krohe of Amherst and Robert J Krohe of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Martha (Joe) Yeater of Elyria, Mary (Jim) Osborn of Elyria, Georgina M. Klekota of Portsmouth, Va., Connie (Dan) Willemin of Elyria, Cathy (Ron) Johnson of Elyria, and Liana M. Catterton of Chicago, Ill.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Krohe of Amherst; 4 step grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Georgette (nee Hoffman) Krohe, and a brother, John G. Krohe.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Pastor Greg Pennington will officiate.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Morning Journal on Feb. 20, 2014
Share a message or photo below
the guest book
Please restore the Guest Book to share in the life story for William J. "Billy" Krohe
The guest book is expired
"Dear Georgina, I am so sorry to hear about Billy. Losing a brother is really hard. I lost my brother..."
- Cathi Patterson Bell
"Thank you everyone for all your heartfelt sympathy !!! Billy was deeply loved and will be missed by all..."
- Krohe Family
"You were definitely a lot of laughs."
- Rick Goodwin
"You will be greatly missed, Billy. Your smile & sense of humor could brighten up anyone's day. My..."
- Cindy (Stawicki) Hooker
"You were one of the good guys! You were always there to lend a hand, to put a smile on someone's face...."
Send Funeral Flowers
View Funeral Home Details
Donate to Charity
How To Submit An Obituary
Sympathy and Condolence Advice
Grief Support Groups
Myths About Grief
Back to today's Obituaries
© Copyright 1999-2015
All Rights Reserved
Questions? Contact us
Search obituaries nationwide