John W. Krise

John W. Krise, Jr., 86, a loving husband, father, papa, and servant of the Lord, of 47 Pratt Hollow, Bradford, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018, peacefully, at his residence.

Born July 16, 1932 at home in Limestone, NY he was a son of the late John W. (Laurel S. Cogswell) Krise Sr. He was a 1950 graduate of Limestone High School.

On April 9, 1951, in Buffalo, NY, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged, March 1, 1955.

On April 9, 1955 in the Church of the Nazarene, he married Orpha M. (Moore) Krise who survives.

John was a member of First Church of the Nazarene for many years. He served the church in many capacities including Board of Directors, head trustee and usher, Sunday School Teacher, mission readings secretary, Church board secretary, money counter and work and witness trips to Montreal, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. For the past few years he had been attending the First Wesleyan Church.

He had worked at Francher Furniture, then 32 years at Dresser Manufacturing, 16 years for the Bradford Area School District as a bus driver. During that time he was employed by the Foster Township Police Department for 22 years. After his retirement he worked part-time at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes.

He enjoyed golfing and being outdoors.

Surviving in addition to his wife Orpha of 63 years is one daughter, Lin (Bob) Carlson of Gifford, one son James W. (Susan) Krise of Montoursville, one sister Shirley Krise of Buffalo, six grandchildren, Jennifer (Darin) Gonzalez, Ashley Ecker, Sean Ecker, Cassie (Michael) Alcorn, Emily (James) Haywood, and Sadie Krise, five great grandchildren, Makayla Alcorn, Keegan Hartzell, Caeden Alcorn, Roman Alcorn, and Adrianna Gonzalez, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Richard Krise and Robert Krise.

Family will receive friends on Monday October 1, 2018, from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the First Wesleyan Church, at Noon funeral services will be held with Pastor Terri Niver, officiating. Committal services and Full Military Honors will be accorded at 3:30pm in Limestone Cemetery by members of the American Legion Post 108 Honor Guard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials if desired may be made to the First Wesleyan Church or the charity of the Donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I remember Mr Krise from my church days with grandma Miller. He was such a great person. So sorry for your loss.
— Chris Benjamin

Many memories of this man - rest easy now John.
— Julie

Condolences

  • I remember Mr Krise from my church days with grandma Miller. He was such a great person. So sorry for your loss.

    — Chris Benjamin
  • Many memories of this man - rest easy now John.

    — Julie