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John C. Krouse, 77

June 02, 2024

John C. Krouse, 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024. Born in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of the late Stephen Krouse and Margaret (Andrykovitch).

John was a proud graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown, PA and furthered his education at Millersville University, with a BS in mathmatics.

His professional path included, math teacher, real estate agent, bucket-truck mechanic, contractor, and salesman. He found his calling as a small business owner of Specialty Floor Care, and enjoyed providing flexible jobs to his community for over 20 years.

His love for football was a significant part of his life. John played 13 years of organized football, including playing for Millersville University. His passion for the sport continued as he coached Lancaster Catholic High School football for 7 years, imparting his knowledge and enthusiasm to young athletes.

In addition to his love for football, John enjoyed fishing, camping, and visiting the shore with his family also brought him joy.

John’s greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his children: Laura Brooks (Shylar) of Robstown, TX; Joseph Krouse (Meghan) of Philadelphia, PA; David Krouse of Willow Street; and Dr. Catherine Krouse of Portland, ME. He was a proud grandfather to 7 grandchildren; Curtis Brooks, Zoe Krouse, Eliana Krouse, Micah Krouse, Elaine Krouse, Josiah Krouse, and William Krouse. John is also survived by his siblings: Richard Krouse (Marilyn) of Phoenix, AZ, and Stephanie Layton (Fred) of Sebring, FL, as well as 7 nieces and nephews.

John was an amazing story teller and would quickly become the life of the party.

He had a way of drawing people in and the stories of his life experiences will be previous memories left to his loved ones.

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June 11, 2024

Sorry to hear about john’s passing. He was one of my first friends when my family moved to Johnstown in 1955. Also a classmate at WHHS and Millersville. A great all around person. He will be missed.
William Stahler

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