A. Frederick Kroen, age 85, of The Colony at St. Paul's, W. Salem Twp., passed away Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2108. He was born in Beaver Falls, PA on January 14, 1933 to August F. and Mary (Littel) Kroen.
Fred was a 1950 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and received his Industrial Engineering Degree from Geneva College in 1954. He served as a Chaplain Assistant in the U.S. Army stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Fred was employed in the Purchasing Department of People's Natural Gas Co., Pittsburgh, retiring after thirty years of employment.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville and had been a past member of Parkwood Presbyterian Church, Allison Park, PA, where he had served as an Elder and been active as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop #17. Fred was a member of Greenville Lions Club and he had been a volunteer at St. Paul's. His other interests included watching sports and singing in his younger years.
On February 28, 1958 he married the former Mary Hetzler, she survives. Also surviving are two sons; William K. Kroen and his wife Peggy of Dover, DE and Charles F. Kroen and his wife Leanne of Houston, TX and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister; Virginia Sawyer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, October 12, 2018 in Friendship Commons at St. Paul's, with Rev. William Kirker, Chaplain at St. Paul's and Rev. David Dobi, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Inurnment will be private in Shenango Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.