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Obituary Notice – John Krantz

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KrantzJ2FORESTVILLE:  John Krantz, 95, of Chestnut Street, Forestville, died Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at his residence, following a short illness.  He was born in Glen Rock, NJ on November 29, 1924, the son of the late Newton R. and Margaret L. (MacNeill) Krantz.

Mr. Krantz was a graduate of Ridgewood High School, Class of 1942.  He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II. Mr. Krantz owned the former John Krantz Painting & Decorating in Glen Rock, NJ, for over 40 years.  He was a member of the Ambulance Corps in Glen Rock, NJ for 30 years, a member of the American Legion for 71 years, the Sunset Drifters Snowmobile Club of Silver Creek, a life member of the Ismailia Shriners and an antique car enthusiast.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, attending auctions, refinishing furniture and was an avid snowmobiler.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Jim) Markham, of Forestville; a son, John (Toni) Krantz, of Glen Rock, NJ and three grandchildren Emily, Olivia and Lewis Markham.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Priscilla Ann (Titus) Krantz, whom he married in 1954 and a sister Cynthia Clark.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday from 1-3 pm, from where a Memorial Service will be held at 3 o’clock.  Military services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, PO Box 492, Forestville, NY 14062 or Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to

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