Arthur E. Krugaluk

November 26th, 2014

Arthur E. Krugaluk, age 84, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2014 at the Hunt Nursing Center in Danvers.

Arthur was born on March 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY; he was the cherished son of the late Joseph and Augusta (Kahm) Krugaluk. Arthur grew up in Cobleskill, NY and at the young age of seventeen, he left home for the Army.

Arthur enlisted in the U.S. Army on November 4, 1947; serving the country during the Korean War and Vietnam War. During his tour in Vietnam, Arthur was awarded the Commendation Medal for his bravery. Arthur made the Army his career and following more than twenty years of service he proudly retired on January 31, 1968 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

While stationed in Staten Island, New York, Arthur met his “sweetheart”, Elizabeth A. Brennan, also a fellow Veteran who was stationed near the Statue of Liberty. The two quickly became inseparable and were married on June 26, 1959. Following Arthur’s retirement from active duty the couple relocated and made a home in Wilmington, MA for their large family of six children: Susan, Beth, Thomas, Lisa, Sandra and Kathleen.

Arthur found a new career following his military service; he was very talented in the electronics field and worked for various companies before he finally retired.

In his spare time, Arthur’s favorite hobby was to operate ham radios and keep in contact with friends all over through his radio network. Arthur was also an avid reader who’s thirst for knowledge led him to read just about anything that sparked his interest.

Arthur enjoyed his home and spending time there with family and friends. He was known to tinker around his house working on various projects, a “Mr. Fix it” who could do just about anything.

Arthur will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and loving Grampy. He will truly be missed by his family.

Arthur was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Brennan) Krugaluk, devoted father of Susan Evans, Beth Morrison & her husband Chuck all of California, Thomas E. Krugaluk of Wilmington, Lisa Palazzo & her husband Dennis of Rowley, Sandra Reese & her husband Glenn of South Carolina and the late Kathleen Krugaluk, loving “Grampy” of Scott Palazzo, Andrew Reese, Dawn Marroquin, Joseph Evans, Kathleen Morrison and Kevin Morrison, great-grandfather of Hunter, Montana and Corbin, cherished son of the late Joseph and Augusta (Kahm) Krugaluk, dear brother of the late Joseph Krugaluk.

Family and friends gathered for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 – 12:00 noon, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment with Military Honors followed in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Arthur’s name may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Arthur E. Krugaluk”

  1. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    Beth, I am so sorry for your loss…You are all in my thoughts & prayers…

    Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there, I did not die.

    Mary Frye, American poet (1904 – 2004)

  2. Hedy Harrison-Anduha says:

    Dear Krugaluk Ohana: Beth has been a dear, sweet friend and talked so respectfully and proudly of her dad. It is with great humbleness that Larry and I extend our hands and hearts in aloha for all of you, especially Beth.
    May you be filled with the Lord’s peace and exhibit His strength in these sad days of mourning. Our prayers are with you…

  3. Sandy Farland says:

    People stay alive in the hearts and minds of those they loved. May you find peace in your memories. Miss you, Sandy

  4. Betsy(Palmer)Feeley says:

    Dear Lisa and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. frank mclean says:

    Sorry for your loss, Beth

    It was exactly one ago my father passed. Let’s pray they are in good hands now.

  6. Thomas e Krugaluk says:

    Thank You all who attended Arthur’s funeral today.It was a lovely service and the Krugaluk Family really appreciated everything that was done.

  7. Sue Sevener says:

    Susan it has been for ever since we have seen or talked to each other, but I would like you to know that I am very sorry for your loss. May your father Rest in peace. I hope that you have heart felt memories as I do with my mom. God Bless you and your family….

  8. Bob Zwahlen says:

    Sue and Beth,

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad. Your Dad, like mine, was a special type of person who served the Army during two wars. May he rest in peace.

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