Eugene "Sweetie" Krohn, 79, of the town of Florida, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, May 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Son of the late Frederick and Esther Kneaskern Krohn, born in Canajoharie, NY, on December 19, 1934, Eugene was a lifelong area resident and a 1952 graduate of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School.
Eugene was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Marine Corps. For more than 32 years he was employed as a truck driver-mechanic and dispatcher for The Cady Construction Co. in Amsterdam, retiring in 1996. Eugene was a member of the John J. Wyszomirski American Legion Post 701 in Amsterdam, and was also of the Protestant faith.
Eugene enjoyed quilting with his late wife, Gladys, hunting, fishing, and cooking. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to Gladys M. Kruger Krohn. They were together for more than 50 years and raised a beautiful family in the town of Florida.
Survivors include four sons, James and his wife, Jean, of Tribes Hill, Bruce and his wife, Linda, of the town of Broadalbin, Patrick and his wife, Denise, of the town of Florida, and Walter S. and his wife, Joan, of Hagaman; eleven grandchildren, Amanda (Adam) Kellerson, Angela Krohn, Paula (Nick) Tambasco, Emily Krohn, Kevin Krohn and his fiancee, Lauren Barnett, Jake, Rolland, and Veronique Krohn, and Alexandra, Aubrey and Ashley Krohn; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Grace Tambasco. His companion, Erma Blackwood; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A graveside funeral service with full military honors was to be held today, May 27, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Chuctanunda Cemetery, Minaville, NY. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the town of Florida Volunteer Fire Department, 6252 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Please visit the online guest book atwww.brbsfuneral.com.