Thomas Gregory Krebs
Thomas Gregory Krebs, of Prospect, Kentucky and Hoover, Alabama, 86, died on March 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Dominic Krebs and Phylys Sophia Bonn Krebs; his beloved son Thomas Gregory Krebs, Jr.; two brothers John Edward Krebs and Edward Dominic Krebs, Jr.; two sisters Phylys Kathryn Krebs Gerhard and Norma Jean Krebs Yann; and his great-niece Anna Grace Donaldson. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Joan Ruth Allison Krebs; his sister Mary Joyce Krebs Scamardo (Anthony), Mumford, TX; his four daughters: Marie Krebs O’Neil (Jon), New Albany, IN, Dorothy Krebs Sarro, Falls Church, VA, Theresa Krebs (Rich), Prospect, KY, Charlotte Krebs-Holtz (Quentin), Sahuarita, AZ; his grandchildren: Jonah Patrick O’Neil (Brooke), Louisville, KY, Flannery Helene O’Neil (Andrew Colbert), Durango, CO, Thaedra Marie O’Neil, Phoenix, AZ, Tristan Mari Kleiber Krebs, Prospect, KY; and two great-grandchildren: Lucy Guerin O’Neil and Graham Burhans O’Neil of Louisville, KY; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom, a Louisville native, attended St. James Elementary School, St. Xavier High School and Catholic University of America. He was an electrical engineer and served in the US Army Signal Corps. His career was with the Bell System: engineering and information system departments. He retired after 37 years in 1989 as an Assistant Vice-President from AT&T.
Tom loved cars and crosswords; had an insatiable thirst for knowledge of all kinds from history to health; genealogy to geography. He was a cyclist and avid walker. He will be remembered forever walking the fields of central Kentucky and the mountains of central Alabama.
Visitation was 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “in St. Matthews”, Louisville, Kentucky.
Funeral Services were 2p.m. Friday, March 21 2014 at Duncan Memorial Chapel, 5600 Old Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, Kentucky with burial to follow.
Remembrances and Donations: St Xavier High School; Trinity High School; Catholic University of America.