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.



  1. First Presybterian Church, Greenville First Presybterian Church, Greenville
    October 9, 2018    

    Sincere sympathy to Mary and family. May the
    peace of Christ prevail for you. With much love —

  2. Lauren (SeGall) Hamman Lauren (SeGall) Hamman
    October 10, 2018    

    I am so sorry for your loss. Fred and Mary were my Sunday school teachers and then I just told my husband that they were like my church grandparents. Fred will be greatly missed. May God bring you comfort and healing.

  3. Sam Alexander Sam Alexander
    October 10, 2018    

    Our sympathy to the family. Fred was a well liked Lion’s Club member and was always there when called upon. May he rest in peace.

  4. Mary Ross Mary Ross
    October 15, 2018    

    So sorry. He was one of many customers that i enjoyed talking with a Country Fair in Greenville. A nice nice sweet man. God bless him and his family in sad time.

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