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Jerome J. "Jerry" Kracht

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Jerome J. "Jerry" Kracht Obituary

Jerome J. "Jerry", age 80, of Clifton, died Friday, April 19, 2013. Born in Ford City, PA, on May 6, 1932 to Joseph and Louise (Kohler) Kracht, Jerry resided in Kearny before moving to Clifton in 1958. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956 at Newport, RI and in Port Lyauty, French Morocco. Jerry is a member of the U.S.S. Waldron (DD699) Alumni Assn. He received his B.A. in 1960 and his M.A. in 1964 at Montclair State University. Jerry was an English and History teacher at Union High School in Union, NJ, for 36 years, retiring in 1996. JJK was a longtime member of the Notre Dame Subway Alumni. He is a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Clifton. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ruth (Pannicke) and by two sons, Stephen and Jeffrey Kracht, both of Clifton. Funeral services will begin 9:15 AM Wednesday at Allwood Funeral Home, 660 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012, with a 10 AM Mass at St. Philip RC Church. Burial will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park. Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Published in The Record on Apr. 22, 2013
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