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Gerald Kratz Obituary
Gerald R. “Jerry” Kratz, 92, of Harleysville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Arline (Wright) Kratz, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. Born in Hatfield in 1926, he was a son of the late George & Edna (Roth) Kratz. Jerry was a graduate of Hatfield High School, Class of 1943, and was active in sports there. He was employed as a Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years, retiring from the Lansdale office. He also sold real estate with the former Cassel’s Realty of Lansdale. Outside of work, Jerry enjoyed bowling, coaching Little League, and following sports. He as also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hatfield, and was a member of the cemetery board for many years. In addition to his wife Arline, Jerry is survived by his daughters, Jan Drabyak (John), of Chalfont; and Nancy Fioriglio (Dave), of Gilbertsville; his grandchildren, Dan Fioriglio, Tony Fioriglio (Samantha), Tim Drabyak, and Kayla Drabyak; his great granddaughter, Skye Drabyak; and his brother, G. Kenneth “Ken” Kratz (Mary Lou). He was preceded in death by his son, Barry Kratz. Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Monday, February 12 after 10:00 a.m. in the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Avenue, Lansdale, and are invited to attend his funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery, Ambler. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 40 N. Main St., Hatfield, PA 19440 or to the at https://donatenow.heart.org. Arrangements are entrusted to the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.
Published in The Reporter on Feb. 9, 2018
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