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Herbert Herman Krombach

Obituary for Herbert Herman Krombach

August 30, 2019


Herbert Herman Krombach passed away suddenly but peacefully, on August 30, 2019 at the age of 97. Born in Philadelphia on February 13, 1922, he was the son of the late Alfred A. Krombach. Herb was the devoted husband of the late Dorothy B. Krombach (nee McCracken). Herbert was also a devoted father to James Krombach and stepfather to the late Naomi Updegrove (John). After residing in Philadelphia, PA, his family moved to Roslyn in Abington Township and in later years, moved in with his son in Royersford, PA.
Herbert served in the Navy during WWII on the light cruiser CL-60 U.S.S. Santa Fe, serving as a gunner's mate 3rd Class. After discharge from the Navy, Herbert worked as a painter and maintenance carpenter at SKF Industries, in Philadelphia, PA. He was a former member and Post Commander of the Crest Lawn Post, of the American Legion.
Herbert was very artistic, loved to paint and as a side job he would decorate and letter commercial trucks. (Before wraps)
He also loved antique automobiles and attended many car shows with his son, Jim. Over the years he had a 1930 Ford Model A Tudor, 1917 Oldsmobile, 1928 Buick Grand Touring and last a 1932 Chevrolet Cabriolet Roadster. In later years, he had a 1940 John Deere LA tractor and wagon.
Herbert is survived by his loving son, Jim Krombach (Nancy), a sister Dolores Porter, brother Alfred Krombach, grandchildren John Randall Updegrove, Susan Crafford (Glenn), Mark Updegrove (Amy) Stuart Updegrove (Christine), Emily Knechel (Joel), and Dorothy Krombach. He is also survived by eight, great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Ethel Knight (James).
He had a great sense of humor. When recuperating in a rehab, he was asked by a nurse what she should call him. He replied, "Just don't call me late for dinner". He will be missed.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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