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Oscar J. Kroll Jr.

August 18, 2019

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Oscar J. Kroll Jr.

August 18, 2019


Oscar J. Kroll Jr., a resident of Wilkes-Barre, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 18, 2019.


He was born on November 19, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Oscar Sr. and Virginia Kroll.  Oscar was a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, class of 1950.


Oscar was a four year U.S. Navy veteran, who honorably served our country during the Korean War. Throughout his time of service he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbons, while serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown CVA 10. Upon his honorable discharge on May 11, 1956, Oscar attained the rank of Aviation Electrician Third Class Petty Officer A-E3.


Prior to his retirement, Oscar was employed by ACME Markets for 45 years.  He worked various positions, starting as a meat apprentice out of high school and retiring as an Executive Meat Purchaser for the region north division.


A devout Catholic, Oscar was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as a Sunday Mass usher.


Oscar was an active member of Kingston VFW Post 283 and Plains American Legion Post 0558.


In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Kroll Wallace.


Surviving are his daughter, Patricia Kroll Magistro and her husband, Frank; son, Garry A. Kroll and his wife, Ann Maria and her daughter, Nicole Maple; grandchildren, Carmen Magistro and his wife, Meighan, Melissa MacNeely and her husband, Michael, Kaitlyn, Kara and Garry Kroll Jr.; great grandchildren, Frankie, Roman, Luca and Maxwell Magistro; Carmryn, Michael Jr. and Andrew MacNeely; niece, Karen Wallace Gaydosh.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment with Military Honors was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Oscar’s memory to the Blue chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA  18612.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Oscar’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.