September 24, 1947 - December 17, 2001
Age 54 of Ross Twp. Died on Mon 12-17-01 at Suburban General Hospital. He was born in Pgh on 9-24-47 son of Harry Kruse of Southgate, Calif. And Charlotte Bricker Carothers of North Side. He worked as a custodian for North Hills School District. He was an Army Veteran and a member of West View Post 2754. Survived by his wife, Shirley Butkovic Kruse. 3 sons, HArry Thomas Kruse of West View, Ryan D. Kruse of Moon Twp, and David M. Kruse of Ross Twp. 1 daughter, Kimberly Behr of West View.
Grandfather of Hayley and Jeffrey Behr.
Brother of Linda Burger of North Side, Ronald Kruse of North Braddock and James Donche of North Side.
Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9PM. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthanasius Church, West View, Friday 10AM. Burial will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery.