John F. Kruczek, 74, of Whitehall, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

Born in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, May 21, 1938, John was the son of the late John and Mary (Micholick) Kruczek. He was employed in the maintenance department at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 30 years before retiring in 1995.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era. Survivors: Son, John P. Kruczek and his wife, Denise, of Schnecksville; siblings, Judy Ross, Gerald Rudzinski both of Shenandoah, Edward Rudzinski of Frackville, Paul Rudzinski of Maryland; granddaughter, Shannon V. Kruczek.

Services: Private. No calling hours. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge arrangements.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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Maria cURRELI aNUSCAVAGE    12-16-2012

John, So sorry for your loss. your cousin Maria

Gloria Larson    12-16-2012

A bright and shing star has fallen from the sky.I will miss you more then you will ever know. We were the 3 Musketeers, you, Louie and me.Crazy jokes, kidding,laughing and sometimes me crying.You always sat at the end seat at the counter at City View since I met you in the 70's.I always came in when I saw the car with the Eagles decal!You are and always will be a wonderful person.You loved your family more then anything, especially you Shannon! I met you once at Mcdonalds,I was there with my grandaughter.Shannon you were the his purpose of life. He adored you.His heart ached all those years went by and he didn't see you John.But everything turned out well and he always talked about your house and the furniture you make. He was sooo proud!Jack always kept the seat next to him open for me but now the seat is taken by his dear mother he so missed.You are in a better place now and not suffering.Jack you are with your best friend Louie talking about war and cars.He always gave me a BIG hug when we parted.Big hugs for you babe,til we meet again....Always, lov ya,Gloria

Loss of a fine person

Barry G. Kery    12-17-2012

I worked with John for over 25 years at the Bethlehem Steel. John was one of the nicest guys I have even worked with. We had a lot of fun together and he will be missed.


ed rudzinski    12-18-2012

jack not only lost a brother but a great friend. i'll miss going to the high school games and watching the eagles at your place. i love you jack and already i miss you so much. give margie a big hug for me.REST IN PEACE until we meet again.

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