Thomas J. Krupa, 85, Vietnam vet, Hamilton Tech. retiree, author of ‘Biblical Flood’

By on June 1, 2016

Thomas J. “Tom” Krupa, 85, of Manheim passed away at home on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Born in Delair, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Catherine Ramsz Krupa. He was the loving husband of Mary Allen Krupa and they would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in July.

A physicist and engineer, Tom retired from Hamilton Tech, Lancaster. He received a master of science degree from Drexel University; and attended the University of Maryland, George Washington and San Francisco, with an undergraduate in math and history.

Tom proudly served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years and as a master sergeant during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed researching historical events and he published a book in 2014, “Biblical Flood.”

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children: Tom Krupa of Manheim; Joe (Susan) Krupa of Owings Mills, Md.; Mike (Carol) Krupa of Clinton, Miss.; Kate (Mike) Borne of Lancaster; five grandchildren: Janet Kready, Christen Quarles, Michael Krupa, Betty Rivers, and Liz Krupa; three great-grandchildren: Brooke and Ellie Kready, Aiden Quarles; three sisters: Loretta Myers of New Jersey, Kitty Casey of Bensalem, and Carrie (Erv) Schwarzmann of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by nine siblings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. There will be a public viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

In lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made in Tom’s memory to American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, had charge of the arrangements.

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