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Richard F. "Dick" Kruse, Sr.

August 2, 1944 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 75)

Obituary

Dick was born in Philadelphia to the late Richard A. and Frances C. Scarpato Kruse.  He passed away in Abington Hospital, Lansdale., PA. 

In his earlier years he was a commercial graphic artist for the John Wanamaker Stores, doing advertising layouts. He also did pen and ink and watercolors of Fishtown locations.  A number of his works were displayed in local establishments. He also used to conduct art classes at the Lutheran Settlement House.   

Dick worked for Rumsey Electric of Conshohocken for 40 years, as a truck driver. He retired in 2006.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 107. 

He was the husband of the late Claire Moraski Kruse, who passed away in 2014. Father of Richard F. Kruse, Jr. ( Erica ), Catherine Downes ( Edward ) and Judith Cohen.  Pop Pop of Vincent Markert, Richard Kruse III and Madison Kruse, Liz and Lauren Downes.  Brother of Robert Kruse ( Cheryl) and Francis Kruse ( Patricia ).  Also survived by his nieces and nephews.   

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 between 7 and 9 PM, and again on Wednesday between 10 and 11 AM in the McELVARR FUNERAL HOME, 1415-17 East Susquehanna Avenue, Fishtown .  Burial will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cem, Bridesburg. 

 

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
October 1, 2019

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McElvarr Funeral Homes, Inc.
1415-17 E. Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Viewing
Wednesday
October 2, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McElvarr Funeral Homes, Inc.
1415-17 E. Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Interment
Wednesday
October 2, 2019

12:00 PM
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
4268 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137

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