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Ted Krueger, GHS Alumni, Korean War Veteran, and NJ Bell Employee; Services at Brooklawn United Methodist Church

Theodore F. Krueger Jr., a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester City High School, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the age of 78.

Ted was a member of the Gloucester City High School Class of 1948, and played on the school's baseball and football teams. Throughout his adult life, he and his lovely wife Grace were great fans of the Lions football teams. The inseparable two-some could always be found in the bleachers on Saturdays cheering for "Their Lions".


After he graduated from high school, Mr. Krueger in 1949 enlisted in the United States Navy. He served during the Korean Conflict on the U.S.S Mindoro as a 2nd Class Radioman. In 1953 he received an Honorable Discharge. The same year he was hired by New Jersey Bell Telephone.  He worked at Bell for 36 ½ years retiring in 1989.

Retired, Ted began a career of public service helping those in need. Active in the missions' field for his beloved church, The United Methodist Church of Brooklawn, he traveled to Brazil twice and to the Appalachians Mountains. He was also a Church trustee. He was a member of the Ray Ford Old Timers.

A patriot to the end, Ted loved his Country and was proud to be an American, flying the Flag every day. When he was not helping others Mr. Krueger would enjoy his hobbies, of Calligraphy along with working on stained glass windows.

Besides his wife Grace (nee Staake), he is survived by his son, Frank and (wife) Denise of Gloucester City ; grandchildren Gary and Nicole, of Gloucester City; sister-in-law, Isabell Ashmen (husband) Bill of Woodbury; sisters, Anna Mae Mitchell, (husband), Albert of Ohio, Jane Watson and the late Jack of Pennsauken.

Also survived by brothers, Robert Krueger (wife) Carol Ann, of National Park, Louis Ulrich (wife) Dorothy of Woodbury, the late Frank Ulrich, the late Charles (wife) Judy of Arizona. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing at the Brooklawn United Methodist Church, Hannevig and Bergen Avenues, on Thursday, October 25 from 7 PM to 9 PM and Friday, October 26 from 10 AM to 11 AM., funeral services will follow. Interment Woodbury Memorial Cemetery.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations in Ted's name to the Brooklawn United Methodist Church or Zitas Hospice Care, Kennedy Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Etherington Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City.