Arthur J. "Spider Krieg, 85, of 216 Martin Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at the Elk Haven Nursing home after a brief illness.
He was born March 10, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Lawrence and Gertrude Gerber Krieg. On July 17, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Mercedes A. Shields, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2004.
Mr. Krieg was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corp., retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.
He was a member of Queen of the World Church, where he served as an usher. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 above the USS Chiwawa as a 1st signalman. He was a member of the American Legion, the PFL, was an avid golfer and was one of the original members of the Bavarian Hills Golf Club.
He is survived by three daughters, Lorainne Hanes and her husband Roger of St. Marys, Ruth Hoffman and her husband Dan of St. Marys, and Lucy Weidenboerner and her husband Peter of St. Marys; a son, Dale Krieg and his wife Joan of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Erik Krieg, Liz Krieg, Jason Krieg, Jennifer Merritt, Russell Yeager and his wife Pam, Angie Lecker, Jim Nelson, Danielle Hoffman, Heather Thomas and her husband Dan, and Katie Weidenboerner; four great-grandchildren, Kevin Yeager, Marissa Merritt, Zachery Thomas, and Jessica Thomas; five sisters, Irene Steinbach, Eleanor Feldbauer and her husband Jerry, Dorothy Peters and Betty Jane Harfman, all of Levittown, and Mary Ann Rakestraw and her husband Ken of York; and by a brother, Alphonse Krieg of Florida.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, David Krieg, in 1986; and by a brother, George Krieg, in 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur J. "Spider" Krieg will be celebrated in Queen of the World Church on Thursday, Dec. 23 at noon, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.