April 12, 2008
This obituary is a combination of the Oil City Derrick and the Kingman, AZ newspaper obituaries. It provides more complete information than either one separately.
Richard T. Krug, 63, of Kingman and formerly of Oil City, Pa., died Saturday, April 12, 2008, while riding his motorcycle near Bullhead City. He died of an apparent heart attack.
Born April 2, 1945, in Oil City, he was the son of the late George and Blanche Krug. He graduated in 1963 from Oil City High School.
Mr. Krug served in the U.S. Army in the Finance Corps and as a Military Police sergeant during the Vietnam era.
He attended Clarion University and graduated from Youngstown University.
While living in Oil City, Krug was well known as a manager of the First Seneca Bank. In Kingman and Bull head City, he was president and CEO of the Mojave Federal Credit Union.
He owned and operated Village Auto West in Kingman and the business was so named because of his close association with his friend Bob Fry’s Village Auto in Oil City, Pa.
An avid and knowledgeable automobile collector, Mr. Krug’s restorations won many awards at car shows throughout the Southwest. His friends everywhere remember him as a spontaneous person who enjoyed life to the fullest and as an absolutely loyal friend to all who knew him.
Surviving are his loving companion of many years, Dianne Morin of Kingman; his stepsister, Betty Lorraine Ellert of Florida; two stepchildren, Eric Steffe and Amy Hartle of Oil City; several cousins, including Sam Krug and his wife Paulette of Ninety Six, S.C., Polly Krug Harshbarger of Mt. Dora, Fla., Tom Stuck of Avon Lake, Ohio, Bob Stuck of Carmichaels, Pa., Dr. Beverly Snyder Settlemire of The Villages, Fla., Linda Snyder of Alaska, Dr. Chuck Snyder of Ohio and Tom Reagle of Florida.
Also surviving are two uncles, Elmer Mohney of Oil City and Lee Dinger of Meadville, and an aunt, Fern Snyder of Oil City.
He was a much-loved father figure to Benjamin Morin of Edgewood, N.M, and Matthew Morin of Denton, Texas, and he was “Grandpa Dick” to 12 grandchildren.