William E. Kruczek, Jr., age 74 of Versailles, died August 1, 2017 at the Village at Pennwood. Born May 7, 1943 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William E. and Nellie (Palko) Kruczek, and loving husband of Kathleen (Edgar) Kruczek. William was a dedicated Versailles Borough police officer for 47 years, having been the Police Chief for 37 years. While serving on the force, he also worked as a salesman for Ungar Hardware and served the Versailles Borough community as part of the volunteer fire company. Most recently, he was an active member of the Versailles Borough Council. In his free time, he worked as a self-employed heating, plumbing and electrical contractor. William was truly a "jack of all trades" and was always there to help a friend or neighbor in need. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Wendy Grbach of North Versailles, William E. (Emma) Kruczek, III of Liberty Borough, and James Kruczek of Versailles; granddaughters, Ashley (Michael) Dennison of Port Vue and Jessica (Thomas) Pollack of Monroeville; siblings, Valerie Kruczek of White Oak, Pearl Perkowski of California, Raymond Kruczek of White Oak, and Stanley Kruczek of White Oak; nephew, Michael Scott and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8p.m. A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published August 02, 2017.