Jeffrey J. Krupa, 60

Jeffrey Joseph Krupa, 60, of Koppel passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Born March 30, 1961 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Edward D. and Katherine “Kay” Hazen Krupa. He was married to Karen Cearfoss Krupa.

Jeff has been employed at Inmetco in Ellwood City for 25 years as a heavy equipment operator. He will always be known as an extremely hard worker. Jeff loved his family, his friends, and especially his granddog Nathan. He loved all sports but none more than golf. He was a member of the McDowell’s Inn Koppel Golf League, which he thoroughly enjoyed playing in. He will always be remembered by his infectious laugh and smile, his generosity, and ability to light up a room. Jeff was a friend to everyone. He will be missed deeply by his family and all who knew him.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 42 years Karen; son, Sean (Leann) Krupa of Glenshaw; daughter, Katie Krupa of Monaca; two brothers, Edward D. Krupa, Jr. and Christopher Krupa; nephew, Vincent Krupa all of Koppel; two sisters in law, Kristine Thellman-Pasquale of Koppel and Kim (Dave) Spangler of Chippewa; two brothers in law, Gary and Joe (Angela) Cearfoss both of Ellwood City and several nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother in law Kathryn Cearfoss, father in law, Raymond Cearfoss, as well as a sister in law Kathy A. Howarth.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday February 11, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

A blessing service will be held on Saturday February 12, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

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16 thoughts on “Jeffrey J. Krupa, 60

  1. I send my deepest sympathies to your family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss of a good husband, father and friend. I hope your memories of your lives together will help you through this difficult time. RIP JEFF

  2. Karen and family I have no words to express your overwhelming sadness. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My God hold your hand and walk with you.

  3. Jeff was one of the first people to talk to me when I started at Inmetco. He also trained me on a couple jobs when I first started. He was a hard worker and a very friendly guy. Always had the ability to make me laugh or at least crack a smile! I never got to hang out with him much outside of work, other than a couple golf outings, but we talked a lot at work over the years and ii considered him my friend.

    I still can’t believe your gone. I will miss you buddy! Thanks for all the great talk’s we had. Especially when I was going through my cancer stuff since you basically went through the same thing! Again, I will miss you! Until we meet again!
    Your friend,

  4. Having moved here to Koppel over 30 years ago, We purchased a home across the street from the Krupa homestead. I remembered Ed Krupa from the maintenance dept of the B & W steel mill. Linda and I soon got to know all the Krupa /Cearfoss Family living on our block and in our town. So many family members on the same block in such a small area made for a great neighborhood atmosphere to be in and to raise our kids in. Over the years we watched as all the kids went from swinging on the tree swing in the yard at the homestead, to slowly growing up together, graduate, get jobs, and many have since moved away. Many neighbors that became our close friends have passed away and others have moved into the neighborhoods to take their place. Jeff and Karen were the kind of neighbors that everyone would love to have living on their block and in their town. Jeff was always there helping out anyone in need, summer or winter, young or old, who needed a hand. When The Borough formed the Koppel Zoning hearing Board in 2013 Jeff gave of his time and has served Koppel as one of the original board members ever since. I was blessed to have him as a fellow board member, neighbor and friend. He made our block, our neighborhood and Koppel, a great place to live. He will be missed by so many. Our Prayers go out to Jeff and all his family. Until we meet again my friend. Sincerely Mike & Linda Edmond

  5. Our hearts are beyond broken. Jeff was one of the kindest most sincere individuals to walk this earth. He had a such a great laugh. We will always cherish the many gatherings at his parents’ home with our families during the holidays many years ago. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Krupa family. You have been and always will be in our prayers. Much love, Patsy and Donna Filippelli

  6. Jeff and his Family were always very special to us. My husband Coach Tony Esoldo taught the boy’s football. His mother and I worked at the Church together for years. His Dad would bring Tony, Kay’s famous Lemon pie.Jeff was a great family man and loved talking about his kids, he was so proud of all of them.. Him and his wife Karen were a beautiful couple and loved by all . RIP Jeff , you will be missed dearly my friend!!!!

  7. Jeff was without a doubt one of the kindest person I’ve known. We were partners at Inmetco for many years and we became like family. Always someone I could count on no matter what the situation. He will be missed by many. Always bragged about his family and was so very proud. Please except my deepest condolences during this difficult time. RIP K-Dog!

  8. My sincere condolences and sympathies. Jeff was a really great person.
    We would talk when we would see one another at the golf course. always
    a real pleasure to be around. I hope your happy memories will help you
    get through these difficult times. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Karen, Sean, Katie, David and Chris you have our deepest sympathies. Our hearts go out to all of you. May he rest in peace.

    Lynn & Leah Nyoh
    Joe & Courtney Nyoh

  10. Our deepest sympathy to Karen n family. Jeff was always a good friend to Bob n I there were many good memories when he worked with Bob many years ago and will never be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace !

  11. My sincerest condolences to Jeff’s family. I worked with Jeff at Inmetco for many years and he was always so willing to lend a hand to any of us in the Maintenance Department. I really enjoyed the times I got to golf with Jeff, he was such a great golfer. I feel fortunate having the honor to know Jeff and work with and share good times with him. Jeff was a good guy. Rest in peace friend.

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