Edward J. Kraipovich October 6, 1930 - March 28, 2017
Edward J. Kraipovich, 86, of Allentown, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the In-Patient Hospice Unit of L.V. Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Joan T. (Lusky) Kraipovich. They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in September 2017. Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Adolph and Nellie (Wassel) Kraipovich. Ed was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Tamaqua H.S. and Bucknell University. Mr. Kraipovich was a bank manager with Merchants Bank and then Wachovia for many years before retiring. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown. Ed was an avid golfer.
Survivors: Wife, Joan; Daughters: Karen Traupman and her husband Edwin of Mertztown, Diane Rockmaker of Mooresville, NC, Beth Ann Lazzara and her husband Edward of Dingmans Ferry; Grandchildren: Lauren, Zachary, Justin, Jena, Rachel; Great granddaughter: Averi. Ed was predeceased by a brother and a sister.
Services: Private. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephnesfuneral.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers to the church, 1046 W. Cedar St., 18102.
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