William A. Krupp, 76, of Freehold died at home on Friday, Aug. 24. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and had lived in Cedar Grove, N.J. before moving to Freehold 33 years ago.
Krupp was a machinist in the fleet maintenance department for Public Service Electric and Gas in Edison for 37 years before his retirement in 2004. Prior to his employment at P.S.E. & G. he worked for Condenser Services and Engineers, Hoboken, for 13 years.
Krupp was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1961 through 1963. While serving his country, he participated in the 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi by James Merideth , as well as the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the 716th M.P. battalion. Krupp was a member of the American Legion Post in Union and served as a Eucharistic minister for 25 years at The Church of St. Veronica in Howell. He was communicant of , Freehold Township.
Krupp was predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret (Krehel) Krupp, as well as his brother, Jack. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Ellen (Mackay) Krupp; two daughters, Mary Theresa Haas of Oxford, N.C. and Kathleen Margaret “Katy” Foley of Freehold; seven grandchildren, Karen Hayes, John Krupp, Tess Davidson, Abigail Haas, Mia Foley, Ella Foley, and Lily Foley; and one great-grandson, Jack William. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jean Koch-Krupp, his aunt, Emma Plesnack, of Matawan, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting be take place at the in Freehold Township on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. for the procession to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, for his 10 a.m. Funeral Mass. Entombment will follow in .
In lieu of flowers, donations in Krupp's memory may be made to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 1423, Trenton, NJ 08607-1423; Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, AL, 35210, or The Divine Mercy, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.