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Harold D. "Bob" Kreigh, 93, lifelong resident of Danville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with his family by his side.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1924, in Danville, a son of the late Theodore and Elmira (Mowery) Kreigh.

He graduated from Danville High School in 1942. Bob worked 1½ years in Pearl Harbor at the naval air station. He then entered the Marine Corps from Sept. 20, 1944, to May 6, 1947, serving in the South Pacific during WWII. Upon his discharge, he went to Philadelphia to the Karpel School of Dental Technology, graduating in 1949. He began his job at Bell Telephone in 1951, retiring after 38 years.

He married Grace (Sverha) Kreigh and they spent 56 loving years together before her passing in 2007.

Bob had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, bird watching, trout fly fishing, and was talented at tying his own flies. He was a loyal Penn State fan, who loved to watching PSU football and also enjoyed attending Danville sporting events. Bob took great pride tending to his lawn and flowers. He also loved working on puzzles.

Bob will always be lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as a man of few words with a kind heart.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, John, Eugene, Charles, Harry, Hattie, Sarah, Mary, Dorothy, Annie, Alwilda, and Molly.

Bob is survived by his sister, Shirley McLaughin of Mechanicsburg; three daughters and son-in-laws, Karen and Ed Spellman of Endwell, N.Y., Paula and Greg Benkovic of Riverside, and Kelly and Kerry DeFacis of Riverside; ten grandchildren, Danielle (Matt), Shaun (Megan), Kevin (Jamie), Kyle, Allison (Ryan), Andrew, Jonathan, Kaitlyn (Sean), Collin, Connor; three great-grandsons, Jackson, Jacob, James; and one great-grandson arriving in March, Declan.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Hubert Chapel, located in the annex of St. Joseph Church, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11, at St. Joseph Church, 68 Center Street, Danville, with Rev. James E. Lease as celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, with a presentation of Military Funeral Honors accorded by American Legion Post 40. The family will provide flowers.

Memorial contributions in Bob's memory can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home. Please leave online condolences at BradyFuneralHome.com
Published on January 21, 2018
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