Albert H. “Al” Krause Jr. age 86, of Chagrin Falls, passed away May 28, 2020. Al was preceded in death by his wife, Dotte (Hinton) Krause (March 25, 2005). He is survived by his loving companion, Joyce L Teeft and her children, Jennifer Bauer and Christian Teeft.
Al was born December 17, 1933 in East Cleveland, OH. to Mary Elizabeth (Beck) and Albert H. Krause Sr. After graduating from Shaw High School in 1952, Al went to Dyke and Spencerian College in Cleveland, getting his Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree in 1954. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps, first as a reserve in college and then at Camp Lejeune NC, serving from June 28, 1954 until June 28, 1956. Al began his work career with Cleveland Trust Bank, as a teller, on October 2, 1956 and retired forty years later on October 2, 1996, from Key Bank in Chagrin Falls, as Vice President / Bank Manager.
He was very busy in the community. Al was a proud 50 year member of Chagrin Valley Rotary Club, serving as president for three years, 1976 -1979. He was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in June of 1988.
Al was also a fifty year member of Golden Gate Masonic Lodge #245 F & AM, past High Priest of Chagrin Falls Chapter 152 Royal Arch Masons, past Patron of Golden Rule #442 Order of Eastern Star, past Treasurer of Oriental Commandery #12 Knights Templar. He was also a member of Windermere Council #113 Royal & Select Masons, and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite – Valley of Cleveland. He served on the Masonic Temple Board for many years as secretary/treasurer.
Al enjoyed watching all sports and was an avid fan of Nascar, the Indians and Browns. He played tennis, enjoyed gardening and taking vacations to Fripp Island and Naples, Fl.
Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Monday June 1, 2020 at St. John Funeral Home 16381 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, following recommended COVID-19 social distancing practices. A Masonic Service will be held at 12 noon. Interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Chagrin Falls Fire Dept. 21 West Washington St. Chagrin Falls, Oh 44022 or a charity of your choice.
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