John Krebs
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Obituary of John Krebs

John C. Krebs, 75, of Bradenton, FL (formerly from Danbury), husband of Barbara (Howe) Krebs, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at the Regional Hospice and Home Care Center in Danbury, surrounded by his loving family and friends.


John’s life began on February 15, 1942, in Danbury, son of the late George and Elizabeth (Saul) Krebs.  He graduated from Danbury High School in 1959, then from Danbury State College (now Western CT State Univ.) in 1964 with a degree in teaching. 

Mr. Krebs was a well-known and well-respected schoolteacher in Danbury for over 35 years – teaching at Morris Street Elementary School, then at Broadview Junior High School.  John was also very involved in activities in his community, including coaching Little League baseball and football, and participated in various recreation activities.

John is survived by his lovely wife Barbara of over 52 years, his sister Margaret Ann (Peg) Ridgeway and her husband Walter of Higganum, and three sons:  John Karl, and his wife, Cherie of Warren, NJ; Eric of Roxbury; and Gary, and his wife, Kristin of New Fairfield.  John is also survived by nine wonderful grandchildren – Trevor, Nicholas, Connor, Sam, Emma, Elliot, Kyle, Karl, and Kaden.

During his retirement, John enjoyed gardening, playing card games, volunteering in the community, and going on many cruises with his wife, Barbara.  John spent much of his spare time helping his sons with home projects, and enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren – he especially loved watching their sports games.

The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home at 247 White Street in Danbury on Thursday, May 11 between 4 and 7pm with a funeral service at 6:30pm.   

Burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery will be private.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the wonderful folks at the Regional Hospice and Home Care Center, who provided John with a warm and comfortable environment during his last several weeks.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Regional Hospice and Home Care Center, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.

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