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.