Keith W. Kroon

Keith Kroon - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation

Greece, NY – Keith W. Kroon of Greece, N.Y. passed away on March 9, 2020 in Rochester, NY.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Judy Foster Kroon, Sons Jeffrey (Mineca Riggs) of Colorado, and Scott (Janine), and Grandchildren Kaleigh and Colton of Orchard Park, N.Y. Also brothers David of TX, and Charles of NM.

Keith graduated from the University of Nebraska in Chemical Engineering in 1964 and came East to work at Eastman Kodak.

Family camping trips in the big red van started the family’s interest in travel.

The family spent many years enjoying the company of international university students from many countries. It was a great introduction to other cultures and foods of other countries. When Keith retired in 1991 he and Judy enjoyed their retirement years by following their motto of ‘Traveling the World For Food and Canals.’

Throughout his time in Rochester Keith’s hobby was learning about canals, both locally, and around the world.  Their home was on the banks of the original Erie Canal and that sparked the many outings with small sons to visit other “watery ditches”. He was active in many canal groups and rode his bicycle across New York State on the bike trail several times.

Many later trips included attendance at a World Canals Conference, seeing the local sights and meeting up with like minded people in many countries . This hobby led to a general interest in history which provided the family with a lifetime of pursuits.

A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.  If desired, please consider a donation to Wilmot Cancer Center.

12 Condolences

  1. Love, Karrie and Larry Pepek on March 15, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wish we were closer to give you a big hug! Sending our LOVE! ❤️❤️

    • Edna and Dave Hamlin on March 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Judy,
      Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I enjoyed working with Keith on Greece Foodshelf- also, so happy when you could join us at the Green Barn AAUW picnic.

  2. Chris Kawolsky on March 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    So sorry to hear.
    My deepest condolences.

  3. Janet Ulinski on March 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Our sympathy to Judy and family. We have fond memories of our years of friendship.

  4. Louis Nagy on March 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    My sympathy to Judy and family. I have fond memories of Keith as a colleague and also of our young families when you babysat for our daughter.

  5. Bill & Kathy Mapes on March 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing.
    Judy, you and your family will be in our prayers.
    Many fond memories of our men’s nights out when the ladies had their meeting.

  6. Linda and Ron Schumacher on March 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. God has called Keith home to rest in peace and comfort with him. Love and hugs to you

  7. Linda and Ron Schumacher on March 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. God has called Keith home to rest in peace and comfort with him. Love and hugs to you

  8. Jim and Jane McGrath on March 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Sending our sympathy and prayers. May these wonderful memories you have sustain you and your boys. We remember Keith’s smile and sense of humor and his great interest in canals. Always fun to hear the adventures at canal conferences, worldwide . He will be missed.
    Love,
    Jim and Jane

  9. Ken & Sandy Darling on March 19, 2020 at 10:57 am

    We were sad to hear of Keith’s passing. You were wonderful friend’s when we lived in Rochester. When we joined the Church, you were the first to greet us and make us feel at home by introducing us to others. We would like to attend the Service of Remembrance if possible. Please contact us at: 1 (607) 467-5941. Our thought and prayers are with you!

  10. Dan and Natasha Wing on March 19, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Such an interesting person and travel quest. Glad we got to meet him in Colorado. Sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  11. Roger and Hobbin Wolfe on March 26, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Judy, on behalf of the Seward High class of 1960 we will remember Keith. Sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing this information with all of us.

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