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Peter William Krok

April 11, 1928 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 92)



Peter Krok, 92,  died on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, MA. Son of the late Michael and Katherine (Wardzala) Krok, Peter grew up in Northampton, MA. The youngest of seven children, Peter married Wanda Guzik and lived in Ware for over 60 years. Peter served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Hawaii during World War II. He worked as an auto mechanic and garage service manager before becoming a salesman in the automotive department at Sears in Holyoke, MA.

Peter’s life revolved around time spent with family. He never hesitated to help others and joked freely with everyone. Having grown up on a farm, he had a soft spot for animals, and once spent a year befriending a frightened stray cat until she became an adoring housepet. He was beloved by neighborhood children, who came to visit him regularly. 

Peter loved listening to and dancing to live polka music. He followed the stock market closely until his final days. A jack-of-all-trades, he was adept at home renovation and repairs, car maintenance and gardening.

Peter was predeceased by his wife Wanda, his sisters Helen and Amelia, and his brothers Frank, John, Joseph and Michael. He is survived by his only child, Kristina Krok of Needham, MA; son-in-law, Eric Endlich; grandchildren, Alexander and Elyse; and many nieces and nephews and their families.


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