Rudolph J. Kreho, age 90 of Danbury died on Friday February 21st at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of the late Janet A. (Mitchell) Kreho.
Rudolph was born June 25, 1923 in Czechoslovakia, the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Reiner) Kreho. As a young man, he worked in the hatting industry, employed by Hoyt-Messenger Hat Co. before entering the U.S. Army in WWII where he served in the European Theatre as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborn Division.
Following his discharge from the Army, Rudolph returned to his employment with Hoyt-Messenger for several years until he began his career with the Danbury Fire Department which spanned twenty years.
Rudolph was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury, and was an active member of the Catholic War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion organizations in Danbury. He enjoyed playing golf, where he participated in and won many tournaments, and card playing in his spare time.
Rudolph is survived by his son Ronald E. Kreho and his wife Jo Ann of Danbury, and daughters Patricia A. Kreho of Danbury and Nancy J. Gage and her husband Ronald of Danbury, one brother Michael Kreho of Danbury, three sisters Mary Light of Bethel, Annie Gallucci of Danbury and Betty Tahan of Danbury, five grandchildren, Kristin, Rhonda, Mark, Brett, and Casey, one great grandson Logan, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Rose Zelenski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Wednesday February 26th at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial with military honors will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury on Tuesday February 25th from 6 to 8pm.