Paul Frederick Krapf
1920 - 2021
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Paul Frederick Krapf, of Bethlehem, PA, died on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Holy Family Nursing Home, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Dorothy J. (nee Becker) to whom he was married 57 years at the time of her death in 1999. Born in Tamaqua, PA on April 13, 1920, Paul was a son of the late Andrew W. and Catherine (nee Scheidegger) Krapf. A 1940 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he served in WWII as a sergeant in the 792nd Bomb Squadron, 468th Bomb Group of the U. S. Army – Air Corps. Paul saw service in the India-Burma, Central Burma, China Eastern Mandates, Air Off-Japan, and Western Pacific campaigns. He was awarded multiple medals for his service including the Asian-Pacific Theater Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars. Paul received his electrical training at the Franklin Electrical School in Summit Hill, PA. He was employed at the New Jersey Zinc Company in Friedensville, Center Valley, PA. Paul was a member of American Vets Post # 288, Allentown, PA and a life member of the VFW Post #2124, Allentown and American Legion Post # 576, Allentown. He drove for Meals on Wheels for many years and was a Presbyterian. Paul is survived by children, Albert P. Krapf of Lansdale, PA, David A. Krapf of Alburtis, PA, Paula F. (Krapf) Behler of Bethlehem as well as 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. He was the last survivor of 14 siblings. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA. Memorials in Paul's name may be made to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Attendees are reminded of the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines and are kindly asked to wear a mask and observe physical distancing. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 9, 2021.
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Graveside service
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Sky View Memorial Park
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January 12, 2021
Paul was always such a kind man. Not only to me, but to my grandmother and the rest of the family. I'm proud to say I knew such a good man. He will be dearly missed by many.
Lauren Hassler (granddaughter of Nancy)
Friend
January 11, 2021
Paul was such a kind man, I know our family felt he was part of ours. He always treated my grandmother and her family with such love and respect. He will be deeply missed.


My sympathies to the family.

Jaime Prince (granddaughter of Nancy Neimeyer)
Jaime Prince
Acquaintance
January 9, 2021
Paula & Family,

My deepest condolences to you. Paul was a wonderful person and I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him, if only for a few short years.
Allen Weirbach
Acquaintance
January 9, 2021
Dear Al, David, Paula, and families, I was so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was such a kind and loving companion to my mom for almost 21 years. We had so many fun times with him, and I know mom did too! He lead a very exciting life, and told us many interesting stories about some of his adventures. May he rest peacefully with your mother, whom he cared for very deeply. Be comforted in the knowledge that you will all be reunited some day in a far better place. Love to all, Diane Heller
Diane Heller
Friend
January 9, 2021
Thank you for your service to our country.

Rest In Peace.
January 8, 2021
Dear Paula and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy upon the death of your father ... May you be comforted by all the good times you shared and the wonderful memories.
Carol and Bob Benware
Friend
January 8, 2021
Sir,
Thank You for Your service to our country.

H onorable
E xemplary
R espected
O utstanding

God Bless You!
God be with your family!

Sincerely,
A Grateful US Citizen
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