Kenneth J. Krach Sr.
August 21, 1936 - May 15, 2023
Kenneth John Krach, Sr., passed peacefully in his sleep on May 15, 2023 at age 86. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 21, 1936 to Harry and Ruth Krach (nee Redemann). He lived most of his life on Wilson Point in Middle River, Maryland.
Ken met the love of his life, Jane Charlotte Miller, as a young boy on Wilson Point. He wooed her as a young man, and they married in June of 1958. They had an incredible 54 years together before her passing in February of 2010, with a life full of love and laughter. They passed on their love of life and sense of humor to their four children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Ken was the beloved father of Kimberly Holder and her husband Jim, Cynthia Scott and her husband Larry, Kenneth Krach, Jr. and his wife Donna, and Constance Pierson and her husband Jeff; beloved grandfather of Andria Hagan (nee Scott) and her husband Rob, Heather Kuriga (nee Holder) and her husband Alex, Eric Scott and his wife Brandy, Kelsey Krach and her partner Geronimo, Beverly Wheeler (nee Krach) and her husband Matthew, and Brian Holder; and beloved Pop-A-Diddy-Pop to Quinn Hagan, Michelle Kuriga, Killian Hagan, Sophie Kuriga, and Orion Scott. He is also survived by numerous loved siblings-in-law, cousins, and nieces and nephews.
Ken graduated from the University of Maryland and was a proud member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, engaging in many Animal House-ish escapades that he loved to share. He became a Civil Engineer, and retired in 2001 from Anne Arundel County Public Works, where he served as Chief of Roads Design for 16 years. Prior to joining Anne Arundel County, Ken spent 32 years as a consulting engineer with Green Associates, Ewell Nelson & Barnhardt, Matz Childs & Associates, Greiner Engineering, Rummel Klepper & Kahl, Dalton Dalton Little & Newport, and HSC Engineering. During this time, he earned a reputation as one of the best civil engineers in the state and helped design many of the vital roadways that we take for granted today.
He was also very involved with his family and in the community: umpiring and coaching youth baseball, leading the PTA at Hawthorne Elementary School, ushering for St. Matthew Lutheran Church, helping immigrant families, and serving with Meals on Wheels. He was a lifetime member of the Wilson Point Men’s Club, serving as its president in the 1980s. Ken was a Mason, and proud member of Jephthah Lodge 222, serving as Worshipful Master in 1969.
Ken will be remembered fondly for his wonderful sense of humor and his kind nature. He was the best husband, father, and grandfather that anyone could wish for, and a friend to so many. He would willingly do anything that Jane asked of him, and she was full of crazy ideas; hence the photos of him as a clown, a cheerleader, a ballerina, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Pillsbury Dough Boy, just to name a few. Always with a smile on his face. That’s how he will be remembered.
Friends may call at family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (beltway exit 36) on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. A funeral service will follow on Saturday at 11:00. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 3620 Red Rose Farm Road, Middle River, Maryland 21220.
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