NORTH GREENBUSH John M Kruegler, 90, formerly of Waterford, Cohoes and Troy died Friday December 1, 2017 at Van Rensselaer Manor. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Francis and Catherine Hernburg Kruegler. He was a 1945 graduate of Catholic Central High School and a 1949 graduate of RPI in Troy.
A Civil Engineer, John had been employed at Clough Harbour Associates and retired in 1992. Prior to that he was employed by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, NYS Dept. of Transportation and New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
An accomplished bridge designer and project manager, John co-authored a book on bridge maintenance for the Pennsylvania DOT and taught courses on structural steel. In the 1960's, John was active in the Cohoes Citizens Party and served on the City Planning Commission.
John was the husband of the late Doris LaMora Kruegler who died in 1993. He is the loving father of Barbara Klemz of Emeryville, CA, William Kruegler (Margaret) of Troy, Richard Kruegler (Lucie) of San Antonio TX, and the late John and Joseph Kruegler. He is the brother in law of Evelyn VanBuskirk and Margaret Greco and the brother of the late Francis, Joseph, Thomas, James, and Leo Kruegler, Jean Kerwin, Rev. William Kruegler MM, Sister Margaret Kruegler CSJ, Sister Catherine Kruegler CSJ, and Sister Loretta Kruegler MM. He is the proud grandfather of Zachary Comtois, Catherine Rose, John, James, Julia, and Kira Kruegler and great grandfather of Adelei. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Maryknoll Fathers, 55 Ryder Rd, Ossining, NY 10562.
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