George Krug Jr.

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George A. Krug, Jr.



George A. Krug, Jr., 90, a beloved and devoted husband and father, and child of God, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born in Yonkers, New York to George A. and Alinda M. Krug. Eager to serve in WW II, he graduated from Yonkers High School a year ahead of schedule in order to enlist in the Navy, and trained as the radioman/bombardier on the Avenger torpedo bomber. Following his service, he attended the University of Vermont on the GI Bill, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. George married his high school sweetheart, Ruth, and they raised four children together in Schenectady, New York. Much of his career was spent at the General Electric Company. For many years he was an avid ham radio operator, with call letters K2PXK. He had a private pilot's license, and enjoyed taking family members for rides in small aircraft. He also played softball and bowled in a company league, and liked to hunt and fish.

After his retirement in 1991, he moved to Albuquerque for the milder climate. In 1998 George married Marilyn Wilson. During his time in Albuquerque, he volunteered as a ham radio operator at the VA Hospital, played senior softball with the "Bear Canyon Bears," and enjoyed water aerobics with his buddies who called themselves the "water rats." George and Marilyn participated in numerous outdoor activities and loved to travel. They were also active members of Sandia Presbyterian Church. George was outgoing and interested in others, and was a favorite everywhere he went. He loved nature, music, and history, and was a curious lifelong learner, always open to new ideas and experiences.

George is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and her three children and four grandchildren; his son, George and daughters Ruth, Marie, and Carol Ann, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth (1984); his brother, Alfred Krug; and his sister, Janet Woods.

A Christian funeral service will be held at Sandia Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque on May 24, 2018 at 11:00 am, followed by a reception and luncheon. A committal service will be held at 3:00 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, with the inurnment and full military honors immediately following. Memorial contributions may be made to the .

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Sandia Presbyterian Church
10704 Paseo Del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 856-5040
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 25, 2018
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