A precious one from us has gone… Estelle Krohel, age 93, of Whitehouse Station, NJ passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.
She was born on July 20, 1922 in South Huntingdon, PA. She resided in Elizabeth, NJ, Roselle, NJ, Union, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ and Wilton, CT before moving to Whitehouse Station, NJ 32 years ago.
Estelle was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary GasprekBurdek.
She is now reunited with her husband of 55 years, Frank P. Krohel who passed away in 1998. They exemplified the values of the greatest generation. Frank was the love of her life and favorite dance partner.
Estelle went through the Elizabeth School Systems and then went on to graduate from Drake School of Business.
She was employed by Singer Sewing in Elizabeth, NJ in her younger years and later worked for Zimmer-Schaffer in Westfield, NJ. She worked as a Billing Manager for Phyma (Medical Supplies) in Somerville, NJ until her retirement in 1992.
Estelle was a gracious, loving, spunky, spirited woman. Those who knew her could always expect a jewelry donning, high heel wearing, perfectly polished woman. She loved reading, politics, entertaining and decorating. She enjoyed having many parties for family and friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren. One of her highlights was renewing her wedding vows on her and Frank’s 50th Wedding Anniversary at Our Lady of Lourdes with their children and grandchildren as their bridal party. Her most prized possessions were the love letters Frank sent her during their courtship through WWII.
Survivors include 3 sons; Frank Krohel Jr. of Whitehouse Station, NJ, Dr. Gregory Krohel and his wife Mary Beth of Averill Park, NY and Eric Krohel of Whitehouse Station, NJ. 2 daughters; Cynthia Losavio and her husband Nicholas of Readington Twp., NJ and Donna DeLoreto and her husband Peter of Whitehouse Station, NJ. 7 grandchildren; Kathryn LosavioLitterini and her husband Matt of Flemington, NJ, Laura LoPiccolo and her husband John of Flemington, NJ, Holly Krohel of San Diego, CA, John Losavio of Readington Twp., NJ, Michael DeLoreto and his wife Erin of Bridgewater, NJ, Matthew DeLoreto of Whitehouse Station, NJ and Marisa Losavio of Readington Twp., NJ. 3 great-grandchildren; Adriana LoPiccolo, CJ LoPiccolo and Grace Litterini. Estelle is also survived by several nieces, nephews and dear friends, Delma and Eileen, whom she loved.
Predeceased in addition to her husband by 2 brothers; Leo and John and 4 sisters; Helen, Emily, Connie & Lee.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11am. All at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Interment at Union Cemetery in Lebanon, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Whitehouse Rescue Squad, PO Box 175, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889.
Enjoy and cherish your family and friends, as Estelle did.