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Randy Krause
2015-10-19

            Randy Krause, 48, of Orefield, PA, died at peace with The Lord on 

 October 16, 2015. Randy and his beloved wife, Anne (Shober) Krause were married for 23 years. They had one son, Zachary, at home.

Randy is the son of Betty and Dale Krause of East Greenville Pa. He was employed by the Pa Dept. of Revenue-Bureau of Audits for 25 years, retiring in February of 2015.

            "Randy Bear" was a 1985 graduate of Upper Perk High School. At graduation, he received the Congressmen's Medal of Merit Award for Outstanding Citizenship. He was proud of this award as he was for the medal he received for completing the Philadelphia Marathon in 2000. He received a BSBA (Accounting) from Shippensburg University in 1989. "Flounder" served as president, treasurer and social chairmen of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.

            "Renegade Randy" had a passion for open wheel dirt track racing. He produced and hosted The Scheithauer Chevrolet Racing Round Up radio show from 1994-1996 on WXKW and later on WTKZ. He also wrote a column for Gator Racing News and RPM Racing News. He also was the public relations director for Susquehanna Speedway and KARS Sprint Car club. He was a lifetime member of Checkered Flag Fan Club. "Coach Krause" served as a coach, administrator, and team manager for various youth teams and organizations. He was proud of his players and stayed in contact with many of them until his passing always encouraging them to do well in school and to follow their passions.

            "Dad's" greatest joy was watching his son Zach play sports, especially baseball. Randy was grateful that he could travel to Florida in March to see his son play his first college baseball game for Albright College.  Randy was a life-long Chicago Bears fan, and an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and all Allentown Central Catholic Sports Teams. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Orefield. Prior to that, he was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Pennsburg. 

            Survivors, in addition to his wife, son, and parents are a brother Ricky (Eliese); two brother-in-laws Edward (Effie) and David (Michelle); three sister-in-laws Mary Jean (Jeffrey) Potylycki, Joan (Thomas) Hydro, and Patricia (Anthony) LoCicero. "Uncle Randy" is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews along with great-nieces and nephews. 

            A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive in Orefield, PA, with the Rev. Marty Kern as primary celebrant. Calling hours will be held at the church on Tuesday from 5-8 PM and Wednesday from 9-10:30 AM. The interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Allentown, PA. The Finegan Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Fineganfh.com.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Team Krause, c/o the Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. Team Krause raises money for pancreatic cancer research.


 

 

 

 

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