Posted by on May 29, 2020 1:09 pm

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Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

John M. Kruss, age 75, of Port Carbon, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown.

Born in Pottsville on February 26, 1945, he was the son of the late John Michael and Celia Alberta (Merriman) Kruss.

John was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Marines as a Corporal from March of 1963 till October of 1965. John first worked at ALCOA for ten years. He then worked as a Truck Driver for Reading Anthracite in Pottsville for 26 years and was also a local coal delivery man for many years. John last worked for the Schuylkill Transportation System as a van driver for the past 13 years.

John was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair, a member of the Middleport Legion for 51 years, and he was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved playing the PA lottery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Jim Kruss and a nephew Jimmy Kruss.

John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan B. (Woll) Kruss, Port Carbon; four sons: Michael, Thomas, and John Kruss, all of Port Carbon and William Kruss and his wife Jaymee, Pottsville; four grandchildren: Abby, Luke, Teagan, and Zavry; a sister Robin Goodman and her husband Ron, Port Carbon; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 11am on Friday, May 29th, with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday 9-11AM at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church.

Interment with Military Honors will be held at the Queen of the Universe Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation 4601 Forbes Blvd., Suite 130 Lanham, MD 20706.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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