The world lost one of its finest when Theodore "Ted" Lazarus Krohn, 80, died March 25, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ted was a well-respected attorney, business adviser, husband, father and friend, but Ted was most well-known and loved for his incredible heart and desire to help others. It was this calling to further others' causes that led Ted to become a 52-year practicing attorney, solicitor for the Municipality of Kingston (21 years) and Dallas Borough (10 years) and the longest-serving solicitor for the Back Mountain Police Association, where he also was an honorary life member. Prior to his death, he resided in Little River, S.C., with his wife Shirley Krohn, with whom he shared a very special love.
Ted, a loving son and brother, grew up in Wilkes-Barre and learned the value of hard work and education at an early age. He was a graduate of Kingston High School, 1949, where he was an avid student and talented wrestler. Ted received a bachelor of arts degree from Wilkes University in 1953, where he was awarded the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award and later returned as a professor of accounting. After his studies at Wilkes, Ted received a juris doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1956, where he served as a faculty instructor and was inducted into the prestigious Woolsack Honor Society.
Never half-hearted in any of his pursuits, Ted quickly got to work on what would become a lifelong commitment to service, his community and the law. Immediately following graduation from law school, Ted was commissioned as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps, serving in Fort Meade, Md., and Fort Harrison, Ind., later receiving an honorary discharge in 1969. After his service in the military, Ted focused his passion toward the private practice of law, in which he helped countless entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, municipalities and families solve their most difficult challenges during their most trying times.
Capping off a long and distinguished career, Ted was honored as a 50-year member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association in 2007.
Ted is survived by his wife, Shirley; his sister, Evelyn Holtzman, Kingston; and his five loving children and four grandchildren. Surviving children include Lee Allen Krohn and his daughter, Alexandra Krohn, Burlington, Vt.; Jerri Sue Krohn and her son, Daniel Constable, Redway, Calif.; Mark Krohn and his two daughters, Alexandria and Nicole, Greene, Ohio; Kimberly Krohn Tabbit, Dupont; and John Krohn, Washington, D.C.
In his free time Ted enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time with his loving wife and family. Ted also had a passion for cars, which was evident by the many vehicles he purchased over the years. However, his greatest passion was the special relationship he shared with the members of the Back Mountain law enforcement community whom he respected and loved as much as his family.
Memorial services celebrating Ted's life will be held at Yalick Farms Clubhouse, state Route 415, Dallas, on May 11 between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. While Ted has passed, the effect he has had on others endures, and the family invites you to attend and share your most treasured memories of Ted. Continuing Ted's legacy of helping others, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to make a donation to the Theodore L. Krohn endowed scholarship at Wilkes University. Donations should be sent to 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre PA 18766 to the attention of Ms. Evelyn Topfer. Arrangements are by The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA 18612.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 31, 2013