Paul Melvin Kruis

10/11/1926 - 11/10/2021


Obituary For Paul Melvin Kruis

Paul Melvin Kruis
Oct. 11, 1926-Nov. 10, 2021

Paul Melvin Kruis, 95, went home to be with our Lord, Wednesday at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Clarence and Iva (Wolf) Kruis.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Nancy (Yost); children: Gene (Joanne), Judy (Rob Guice), Michael, Patricia, Christine and Elizabeth; grandchildren: Courtney (Scott Chirdon), Rebecca (Kyle Locke), Scott (Elizabeth Smyser), Stephen, Jessica (Daniel Chambers), Jennifer, Eric, Kara (Nick Rennie); great-grandchildren: Cameron, Greer, Reagan, Mikenzie, Jace, Lexi, Paisley, Trenton and Landon.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gene and a great-grandson, Landen.
Paul was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School and enjoyed playing baseball, football and held a record for pole vaulting for many years. He served in the US Army during WWII.
He retired from Sylvania after 36 years of service. Paul was a lifetime member at Park Hills Country Club, where he was an avid golfer.
At this time there will be a private service for the immediate family.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Paul’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 OR on the website:
Arrangements are provided by The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Avenue, Altoona, Pa. 16602.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • Both Paul and Gene were inspirations for many of us who grew up behind them!!! Met one of their sons at an airport once - knew all about their William and Mary football career. Watched many Eldorado baseball games growing up. The two Kurds boys were true athletes - a pleasure to have watched them. My condolences to the family. Jim Rothrock - AHS'51, Naval Academy '55.

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Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

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