John T. Kromel, 60, of Mifflintown, passed away after battling lymphoma cancer at 6:20 PM on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at his residence.
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Born on April 19, 1960 in Latrobe, Westmoreland Co., he is the son of the late John H. and Marian (Voytek) Kromel. On July 22, 1989, he married his surviving wife, Teresa A. “Terri” (Madl) Kromel with whom he was blessed to share over 31 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his siblings, Kathy Balentine of Williamsburg, VA, Karen White of Richmond, VA, David Kromel and his wife Jody, Patrick Kromel and his wife Jennifer, all of Ligonier, PA, and Scott Kromel and his wife Amanda of Winter Haven, FL; his step mother, Glenda Cameron of Ligonier; his father and mother in law, Donald and Barbara Madl of Ligonier; his feline companions, Cali and Pozy; and many nieces and nephews..
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Eric Kromel.
Mr. Kromel was a 1978 graduate of Ligonier Valley High School and honorably served our country in the United States Air Force from 1979 until 1990.
John was previously employed as a Process Engineer at several manufacturing companies in Pennsylvania and was recently employed at Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown.
He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Mifflintown. Some of his favorite hobbies and pastimes included fly fishing, tying flies, playing guitars, singing and songwriting, camping, tinkering around the house with various projects, working on his oil painting, volunteering at the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, creating many different commercial business signs, and utilizing his private pilots license and flying.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 3, 2020 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 3918 William Penn Hwy., Mifflintown with Rev. William Weary, Rev. Jayaseelan Amalanathan and Rev. John Bateman officiating. Interment will be private.
Family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday in the Prayer Garden of St. Jude Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Kromel’s memory can be made to Penn State Cancer Institute in memory of John by visiting https://engage.pennstatehealth.org. Please include lymphoma research in the comments field.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
Online condolences and tributes can be shared with the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.