28 January 2013

Musical Monday - Well Sort of....

Eugene E. Krugman, 90, of Elyria, died Saturday at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain following a long illness.  Born in Elyria, he made his home in the Elyria and Lorain area most of his life.  He served on the Great Lakes as a Merchant Marine during World War II.  He was employed as a salesman for Fox Furniture for several years and as an appraiser for the Lorain County Auditor's office for 10 years.

     A lifelong musician, prior to World War II he was a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Charlie Barnet Orchestra where the band's signature song was "Cherokee," and the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, where he was both a bass player and a singer. He also played with the Jimmy Dulio Orchestra and during the 50s, 60s and 70s he had his own band called Gene Krugman and the Dukes.
Mr. Krugman was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, the church's Holy Name Society and American Legion Senior Fellowship.

    Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Molly C. (nee Cicco); sons Timothy and Terrence, both of Elyria; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Gorski of Elyria.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Catherine (nee Finnegan); and sisters Pauline Krugman and Maxine Krugman.

     Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by 10 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. The Rev. Frank P. Kosem will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Garden, Avon.

    Memorials may be made to New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035, or the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. 22311.

 [Compiler's note:An obituary simular to the one shown above appeared in The Morning Journal, Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, Pg. A-5]
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From The Morning Journal: Eugene E. Krugman, 90, musician 11/26/2001 ELYRIA -- Eugene E. Krugman, 90, of Elyria, died Saturday, Nov. 24, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a long illness. He was born April 22, 1911, in Elyria, and lived in Elyria-Lorain area most of his life. He served in the Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes during World War II. Krugman was a musician, and before World War II had played with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Charlie Barnet Orchestra and Sammy Kaye Orchestra, as a singer and bass player. He also played with the Jimmy Dulio Orchestra, and from the 1950s to 1970s had his own band, Gene Krugman and the Dukes. He was employed as a salesman for Fox Furniture for several years and was appraiser for the Lorain County Auditor's Office. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Elyria, and its Holy Name Society and the American Legion Senior Fellowship. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Molly C. (nee Cicco); sons Timothy and Terrence Krugman, both of Elyria; sister, Margaret Gorski of Elyria; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline and Maxine Krugman; and parents, George and Catherine (nee Finnegan) Krugman. Friends may call Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m. at Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria. Services at the funeral home Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. will be followed at 10 a.m. by Mass in St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. The Rev. Frank P. Kosem, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

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