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Frederick H. Kroon

AGE: 95 • formerly of Seaside Park

Fred H. "Big Daddy" Kroon., age 95, of Avon Park, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at home. Born in New Brunswick to Dutch immigrants Frederick and Femke Kroon, he lived in Seaside Park before moving to Florida part time in 1985 and full time in 2013. Fred was a proud Navy veteran having enlisted shortly after Pearl Harbor. Fred served in both WWII and the Korean War achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Fred was a member of the American Legion. During his life he enjoyed bowling, fishing, cooking, travelling and especially cruising. But what brought him the most joy was spending time with his family; telling stories and endless jokes.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Katherine; son, Fred Kroon Jr. (Chris Haines) of Philadelphia, daughter, Joanne Tacon (Jim Kelsey) of Seaside Park, daughter; Karen Kroon (Sharon Tinucci) of Seaside Park, four grandchildren, Adam, John, Caitlin and Samantha Tacon and three great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter Margaret and son Doug Kroon. Fred will be sorely missed by all who met him.

Interment will be December 2 at 11:30 am at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ followed by a Celebration of Fred's life at the Sawmill Café in Seaside Park.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Kroon's name can be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at or to a .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 27, 2016
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