Russell William Krantz, Jr., formerly of Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA, passed away on May 15, 2008, in Lexington, South Carolina.
Born in Easton, PA in 1922, he graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 44. His college years were interrupted by 2 years of service in WWII. He served in the Army Air Force as a radio operator, flying 58 missions over Burma, India, and China, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Russell served as a regional sales manager at Riegel Paper Corp. He later served as a financial analyst at CONTEL and GTE Mobile. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Evelyn Gossling Krantz.
He is survived by sons, David (Rose) of Lexington, SC, Brad (Jill) of Tampa, FL, and Andrew (Janet) of Montgomery, AL; a daughter, Carol Webb (David) of Wichita, KS; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, May 23rd from 7-9PM at Sandy Springs Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 24th at 2PM at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Sandy Springs, GA. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Arlington Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mem.com The family requests those wishing may direct memorials in Russell's honor to Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 471 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328. Greenlawn Funeral Home, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209 www.dignitymemorial.com Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 21, 2008
Evelyn Ann Gossling Krantz
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