ERIE, Pa. - Robert L. Krahe, 86, of Erie, passed away Tuesday (July 29, 2014) at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge.
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He was born in Erie, on Sept. 15, 1927, a son of the late Adam and Mary Morgenstern Krahe.
Robert attended St. Joseph's School, and graduated from Academy High School.
He served in the U/S/ Navy during World War II.
Robert worked at Firch's Baking Company for several years, starting out as a route salesman and later as head of transportation. He was known for his contagious smile and kind nature. He had an incredible sense of timing when telling stories or jokes, and he brought many laughs to all.
Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Julie Konzel Krahe, on July 13, 2014; three sisters, Anna Krahe, Helen Cerne and Margaret Archer; and seven brothers, the Rev. Gorden Krahe, Henry, Paul, Richard, Raymond, Edward and James Krahe.
He is survived by four daughters, Sharon Krahe of Aspen, Colo., Ann Krahe (Robert Wilson) of Erie, Sue Luteran (Tom) of Erie and Patti Corritore (Bob) of Erie; two sons, Tom Krahe (Kathy) of Erie and Dan Krahe (Mary) of Erie; a sister, Dorothy Collier of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, David Krahe (Irene) of Olean, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren, Tom Krahe (Amy), Chris Krahe (Meah), Joe Krahe (Jess), Timothy Krahe (Joanne), Amy Krahe, Angela Stout (Dave), Andrea Fiedler (Rob), Jessica and Robert Krugger, Emily and Katie Luteran, and Sam and Anna Corritore; nine great-grandchildren, Tom Jr., Keiton, Jackson, Owen, Paige and Levi Krahe, Drew and Ella Stout, and Emma Fiedler; sisters-in-laws, Norma, Jean and Gertrude Krahe, Mary Smith, and Sally Konzel; brother-in-laws, Nick and Dave Konzel; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 2, 2014) at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge Chapel, until the time of the funeral mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Robert's family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the entire staff at St. Mary's West for always going above and beyond with their quality care each day.
Memorials may be made to the Saint Mary's Benevolent Care Program, 607 East 26th St., Erie, PA 16504. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com.
Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc. - Erie
2502 Sassafras St. Erie, PA 16502
814 454 0156
Published in The Olean Times Herald on July 31, 2014