Rochester, Ma — Rayford S. Kruger Sr., 84, of Rochester, Mass., died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, after a long illness. He was the husband of Marilyn L. (Gilmore) Kruger.
Born in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., he was the son of the late Francis S. and Elenor (Loberg) Kruger. A resident of Hamilton for 47 years, he had lived in Rochester since 2009. Mr. Kruger was an engineer for General Electric in Lynn for 39 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three children, Rayford S. Kruger Jr., M.D. of Rochester, Karen Ann Cannell and her husband, Gary, of Rockport, and Julia Marie Badlato and her husband, Charles, of Greenlawn, Long Island; his sister, Lorraine Rozier of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; his brother, J. Frank Kruger of Akin, S.C.; and five grandchildren, Amanda Kruger, and Kaitlyn, Jillian, Joseph, and John Badlato. He was predeceased by his brother, James Kruger.
Donations in his memory may be made to Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Lane., Rochester, MA 02770, or Community Nurse and Hospice Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719, or Alzheimer's Association Mass. Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham.
To leave a condolence, visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.