William “Bill” Krol, Sr.

November 8, 1943 - August 3, 2023

11/08/1943 - 08/03/2023

William “Bill” Frank Krol, Sr., 79, of Bellaire, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Wheeling Hospital-WVU Medicine.

Bill was born November 8, 1943 in Martins Ferry, Ohio the son of the late William L. and Jessie (Purkoski) Krol.

He graduated from Warren Consolidated High class of 1960. After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1960-1964, where he was an E-3 Corporal as a Jet Engine Mechanic. After the Marines, he became a coal miner and worked at #4 Coal Mine. He was member in good standing of the United Mine Workers of America.

In his younger years, he was an avid fisherman and loved camping, trapping, and hunting. In recent days, Bill enjoyed feeding the birds, teaching his dog, Beaumont, tricks and giving him treats, reading biographies, tinkering around the house, taking care of his beloved wife, Betty, and gardening. At the beginning of the season he would pot the seeds, patiently nurturing them under grow lights until they were healthy enough to plant in his garden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Frank Krol, Jr., and brother, Gregory Krol.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Cicogna) Krol, of Bellaire, Ohio; children, Bret (Amy) Krol, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Bethany White of Follansbee, West Virginia; grandchildren, Dylan Krol, Cody Krol, Kayla Krol, Logan White; great-grandchildren, Mason Krol, Caiden Krol; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Per the wishes of Bill, there will be no visitation. Arrangements are entrusted to Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The Leukemia Research Foundation both at TMCFunding.com

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MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
7 months ago

I am so sorry to just learn of Bill’s passing. Steve and I truly admired him and we send our condolences and care to Betty and the family. He and Steve enjoyed their years of working together.

Joe and Mary DeGenova
8 months ago

Mary and I want to offer our deepest sympathy to all of Bill’s family. Take comfort in knowing that he is in the loving arms of his Saviour

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
8 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Frank Krol Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, William Frank Krol Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Dave Sechrest
8 months ago

Betty, so sorry to hear about Bill . We worked together at Belmont Manor. Prayers to you and your family. R.I.P my friend Bill

Roger Hoffman
8 months ago

Dear Kroll family,It saddens my heart to hear the passing of Bill. He was such a warm and kind hearted man. May God grant him eternal rest and peace.

Laureen Hoffman Smith
8 months ago

Betty and family, I am so very sorry to hear this news about Cousin Billy. Mom and dad always loved running into you and Bill when they were in Wheeling. You have my prayers and sympathy.

Rose A. Zelkowski
8 months ago

Betty, I’m so very sorry to read of Bill’s passing. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

8 months ago

Oh my! I’m so Sorry to see this. Betty and family , you have our most sincere condolences and prayers. We are in California celebrating the Cicogna-Frizzi reunion and now I now why you kept coming my mind.