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Paul Krause

Paul Krause

Paul Krause, 85, of Hempfield Township, Greenville, formerly of Albion, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017.  He was born June 22, 1931 in New Kensington, PA, a son of the late Frank and Katherine (Wituszynska) Krause.  Paul graduated from Plum High School in 1949 and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.  He served with the United States Army during the Korean War.  He retired as Trainmaster for the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad after 42 years of service, serving as Head Trainmaster from 1972-1993.  During his time working for the railroad, he was a member of and served as secretary for the Operating Rules Association for many years.  He was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Crossingville.  Paul loved travelling, visiting all 50 states and most of Western Europe as far as Russia.  He enjoyed polka music, all Pittsburgh sports teams, including the Pitt Panthers, the Penguins, and especially the Steelers.  Most of all, Paul loved spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Michael Krause, Anna Tomiczek, Peter Krause and Andrew Krause.  He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 49 years, Eleanor (Onest) Krause, whom he married July 20, 1968, two daughters, Dr. Amy Krause and her husband, Dr. Thomas Wilson, of Howland, OH, Dr. Nancy Krause of Northfield, OH, and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held at S.S. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church on Wednesday from 6-7:30pm, followed by a Panikhida Service at 7:30pm.  Additional visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 10am until the time of a Funeral Liturgy Service at 11am.  Burial with full military honors will follow in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in honor of Paul to S.S. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 25636 North Mosiertown Road, Crossingville, PA  16412.  The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, is handling the funeral arrangements.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


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