Edward S Krause

Born: Tue., Jul. 14, 1953
Died: Sun., Apr. 4, 2021

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Edward S. Krause, 67, of North East passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He was born on July 14, 1953, in Ventura, Calif., the son of the late Willis C. and Gertrude (Bielo) Krause. Ed graduated from Ripley Central School in 1971 and was a gifted mechanic. Over the years, he worked for The Electric Materials Company (TEMCO) and as service manager for Cunningham’s of North East and North East Motors. He also worked for Stars & Bars Aircraft, Huntington, IN restoring vintage aircraft, specifically T-6 aircraft, used during WWII for pilot training. Ed was a private pilot and well-known among the local aircraft community. He was a sought-after aircraft mechanic and builder, and repaired and re-built many experimental airplanes. Ed loved to build and fly RC models. He was a member of the Thermal G Club, Millcreek, Pa. He passed his love of all kinds of flying and much of his knowledge of it on to his eldest son and grandsons. He also loved fishing, baseball, and softball He coached his sons and then played and coached for the Erie Codgers. Most of all, he was a proud dad and granddad, and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, especially fishing with them and watching his grandsons play ball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-law,  Jane Trippy, with whom he was very close. He is survived by his wife, Karen D. Krause; children, Alex E. (Janet) Krause of Oklaho- ma City, OK, Jennifer K. Fisher of North East, Pa- trick F. Krause of Spring Lake, MI; beloved grandchildren, Andrew and Anthony Krause, and Alex- andra Fisher; son-in-law, Steven Fisher of North East; brothers LJ (Theresa) Krause, Fred Krause; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Gunner. Everyone who knew Ed knew that he was always the life of the party, made friends everywhere he went, and no one was safe from practical jokes when he was around. Ed did not want a sad funeral; in true Ed style he wanted a party in his honor. As such, there will be no service at this time; rather, there will be a celebration of life party for his friends and family at a later date. Memorials may be made to Wings of Rescue, a non-profit organization that flies at-risk shelter pets to shelters with empty kennel space, P.O Box 6045, La Quinta, CA 92248. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, Pa.


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Cait S
   Posted Fri April 09, 2021
Many condolences to the family. Ed was one of a kind and he will be missed by so many. Gone but not forgotten, Rest In Peace

Steve Mayer
   Posted Sat April 10, 2021
Karen, my heart breaks for you and your family. I will mis Ed and his humor.

   Posted Sat April 10, 2021
Ed helped me change my life for the better and helped me to realize that we are part of something much larger than ourselves (I'm sure he would have some smart aleck response to that). He will continue to be with us as we live and cherish our memories of him (and another smart aleck remark). My sincere condolences during this time of remembrance.

Greg Bentley
   Posted Sat April 10, 2021
Alex, Jenny, Patrick, Mrs. Krause, and family:
You have my deepest condolences on your loss. Your dad was a very special man who I will always have tremendous respect for. I have great memories of him growing up as a friend of Alex, especially his charismatic sense of humor! I am very grateful to have shared a lot of laughs with him growing up!
Take care,
Greg Bentley

Kathy Seblink
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
Karen, Alex & Jen
I am a bit late but just heard the sad news about Ed. He was such a fun loving guy & will be missed by many. One of my fondest memories was the day he took me for ride in his plane. I will keep you all in my prayers during this difficult time & going forward.
Kathy Seblink
Erie, PA

Kathy Seblink
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
Addition to my original condolence....I addressed it to Karen, Alex & Jen but left Patrick out. I apologize 😔

Marvin and Denise Miller
   Posted Fri April 16, 2021
Karen , Marvin and I are so sorry to hear the loss of Ed you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Kate & Gary
   Posted Sat April 17, 2021
Dear Karen and all your family,
We are saddened to hear about Eddie. He was a very talented person & a great Dad, but gone too soon. We hope to see you sometime to express our sympathy in person.

Sandi Newell
   Posted Mon April 26, 2021
Ed was a wonderful person, Rick and I will miss seeing him. Our deepest condolences to all his family.

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