Joseph E. Krolick, Sr. born March 11, 1921 in Grassflat, PA passed away December 1, 2020 at The Communities of Indian Haven, Indiana, Pennsylvania, at the age of 99.
Joe was the son of Louis and Mary (Krupa) Kralick. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Belotti) Krolick, of 67 years, his parents, his brothers – Andrew, John, Mike, and Louis, sister Mary Gonas, nephews John, Steven, Michael and Thomas, Sister-in-law Ann Belotti Telk and Brother-in-law Bruno Telk.
He is survived by his two children, daughter JoEllen and husband, Wayne Blue and son Joseph Krolick Jr. and wife, Rosemary Kuzemchak Krolick, sister Margaret Hahn, brother George Krolick, nieces Betty, Colene, Jackie, Susan, and their families, nephews Robert Telk, David Hahn, Robert Hahn, Dr. Louis Krolick, Ralph Gonas, James and Michael Krolick, and their families.
Joe served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Immediately following WWII he worked for McCreary Tire and Rubber. He then served as Chief of Police for Clymer Borough for 8 years, Mayor of Clymer for 12 years, and served several years as a Clymer Borough Council member until his recent illness. He was also a constable for 17 years and a Truant Officer for 4 years and a Legion Commander at Clymer Post 222 for 2 years. He retired from Greenwich Collieries Coal Company. On February 11, 2020 the PA State Association of Boroughs presented Joe with the Out Standing Service Award for being the oldest serving councilman in the Commonwealth of PA.
He was an active member of the Church of the Resurrection and served as an usher for 45 years. His favorite past times were hunting, gardening, and watching his Pirates and Steelers. Joe loved Clymer and the people who live there. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Friends are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11 am at the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer with Fr. James Morley, celebrant. Masks and social distancing is required. A private interment will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Indiana. The McCabe~Roof Funeral Home, Clymer is assisting the Krolick family.
Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s memory to The Borough of Clymer for Civic Improvements at Clymer Borough Office, 470 Adams St., Clymer PA 15728.
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