Aug. 26, 1930 - July 18, 2007
NEW LONDON - William Kruki, 76, of New London, died Wednesday at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky, after a three year battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 26, 1930 in Gallatin, Pa., to the late John and Mary (Rapp) Kruki.
He received his GED from Monongahela High School. He served in the Air Force Air Traffic Control from 1949 until he moved to New London in 1969. He graduated from Bowling Green University, Firelands with an associates degree. He worked for 20 years at Oberlin FAA as an Air Traffic Controller.
He was a member of the New London United Methodist Church and a 36 year member of the New London American Legion and the New London V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Christensen) Kruki; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Jovinna Kruki of Lake Forest, Calif., John and Jody Kruki of Howard, Mike and Holly Kruki of Columbus, David Kruki and Jasen and Mandi Kruki all of New London; 13 grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann and Larry Anselmino of New Eagle, Pa. and Gloria and Bill Graham of Elizabeth, Pa.; and a brother, Frank Kruki of Monongahela, Pa.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Leigha Kruki; and a sister, Betty Rostoskey.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. The Rev. Cheryl Roshon will officiate. Burial will follow with military rites in Grove Street Cemetery in New London.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Online condolences may be made at eastmanfuneralhome.com.