William Howard Krell, 82, of North Beach, MD, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD.|
Bill was born May 11, 1930, in Tamaqua, to the late Howard William and Anna (Morgan) Krell.
He attended local schools and graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1948.
Bill enlisted in the Army on July 15, 1948, and married Joan Tennant in Tamaqua on Nov. 20, 1948.
Upon his discharge from the Army he attended Ohio State and Case Western Reserve universities, both in Ohio.
After college Bill became a fundraiser for Lutheran Layman's Movement working throughout the United States.
He later joined the staff of Upper New York Synod in Syracuse, N.Y., the Community Chest of Greater Cincinnati, United Way of Quad Cities in Rock Island, IL, before retiring to Kinston, N.C.
He then became the director of the United Way in Kinston and directed flood relief efforts in Kinston after hurricanes and tornadoes devastated the town. Bill retired and moved to North Beach in 2005.
Bill is survived by his wife Joan R. Krell; a daughter Linda Ann Krell, both of North Beach; two sons, William H. Krell Jr., and his wife Jeanne, and Glenn D. Krell, and his wife Karen, both of Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren, Scott, David, Michael, Jason, Ryan, Rachel, and Brian Krell; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Arnold Krell, and his wife LaMae, of White Marsh, MD, and a sister Carolyn F. Tanner, of Arlington, VA.
He was also preceded in death by a sister Jean Krell.
Service: will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home Inc., 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2101 Carey Road, Kinston, N.C. 28504. Condolences and registry may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com