Samuel Kraly

May 21, 1952 - August 27, 2021

05/21/1952 - 08/27/2021

Past Services

Saturday September 04, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
East Richland Friends Church
67885 Friends Church Rd.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0971 | Directions

Samuel Kraly, 69 of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Friday August 27, 2021 at his home.

He was born May 21, 1952 a son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Pavlinich) Kraly in New Brighton, PA.

Sam graduated from Beaver Falls H.S. and was a Baptist by faith.

He worked for Kings Jewelers as a manager and gemologist for 38 years and then went on to work at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home for 8 years.
Sam loved the lord and accepted him into his life.

He always enjoyed collecting and selling antiques and he adored his two grandchildren.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Rebecca (Mazza) Kraly and his children, Samuel P. Kraly and Rachel (Micah) Stidd.

In addition he is survived by his siblings, Barbara (Rod) Hatfield, Joseph Kraly, Catherine Smith and Dorothy Mayer, along with his grandsons Bodey and Kellen.

Family and friends will be received at the East Richland Evangelical Friends Church on Saturday September 18, 2021 from 11 am until time of memorial service at 1 pm with Pastor Jerry Wenger officiating.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Memorial contributions will benefit the East Richland Christian School by going to “”.

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Diane Twardoski
1 year ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Sam was such a proud family man. We enjoyed our experience at Kings Jewelry because of Sam. He would always stop to talk to his customers no matter where we were.

Tiffany Hay
1 year ago

Rachel & family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I also have many great memories of his helpfulness at the mall, his funny personality, and of course our vacation to Cape Hatteras!
I will be praying for you all…
Tiffany Swallie Hay

Margie Wise
1 year ago

Our prayers are with Becky, Sam, and Rachel. There was a family where each had such a genuine smile filled with love and compassion. Just as Sam did.

Bob and Tammy Burlenski
1 year ago

So very sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was always upbeat and friendly! We had many great conversations! Prayers to Becky, Sam and Rachel.

Lori Bertus- Whaley
1 year ago

Rachel and family, so sorry for your loss. Many great memories of your dad from when I worked in the mall. He was always so helpful and kind. Sending many hugs and everlasting memories.

Pam chase
1 year ago

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s presence and comfort for your family during this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy. Pam and Mike

Timothy Oravitz
1 year ago

Rest in peace old friend. I will always cherish the many good times we had back in the day especially rooting for you in the Charlie games at the Blue Room. My sincere sympathy to your family.

Shelley Wilburn
1 year ago

I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Sam. My deepest sympathy to you & your family Becky! Sam was a great guy & will be sadly missed by many…

Melanie (Morris) Carpenter
1 year ago

Becky, Rachel, and Sam,
I offer my most sincere condolences. I have so many wonderful memories of Sam growing up and running around with Rachel when we were younger. He always had a way of making people laugh and smile. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

Jody Holstein
1 year ago

Many good memories of sitting behind the Kraly’s at Ebenezer Baptist Church and talking before and after. Becky, Sam and Rachel, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Dan, Jody and Jared Holstein