John Krebs, 82, of Maple Springs, N.Y., and Barefoot Bay, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
He was born Feb. 25, 1936. to the late John Krebs Sr. and Edith Krebs.
John graduated Harborcreek High School in 1954, attended Gannon College and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was formerly employed as a heavy equipment operator by the National Fuel Company in Erie and Jamestown. John was a member of the Peacock Lodge 696 F&AM Masonic in Mayville, N.Y., and the Ismailia Shrine Temple AAONMS in Buffalo, N.Y.
He attended the First Baptist Church in Mayville. John enjoyed coaching little league, softball and was involved with Special Olympics.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. (Doolittle) Krebs; and a son, Randy Krebs.
John is survived by his sons: John Krebs of Falconer, N.Y., and Terry Krebs (Kandi) of Ripley; daughter, Kim Kozak (Mark) of Greenville, S.C.; his brother, William Krebs of Texas; his sister, June Thomas of California; and his grandchildren: Michael Krebs of Texas, Jerry Krebs of Harborcreek, Kristofer Kozak of South Carolina, Zachery Kozak of South Carolina, Ally Krebs of Ripley, Danny Ficarra of Ripley and Ryan Snarski of Bemus Point.; and greatgrandchildren: Savannah Kozak, Kirra Bella Snarski, and Sydney Kozak.
Private interment will be held at Bemus Point Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals For Children-Greenville, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. or Shriner Hospitals for Children Erie Ambulatory Surgery Center, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.