Our beloved Ronald Stephen Krall passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona on December 1, 2023, at the age of 85. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Norina Krall, his daughter Andrea Krall Dombrowski, and sister-in-law Helen L. Krall.
Ron is survived by:
His loving wife of 55 years, Barbara M. Krall (née Ptak).
His children: Allison Krall Harris, son-in-law Jeff Harris (Gilbert, AZ), Michael Connor (Babylon, NY), and Dr. Lisa Connor (Flagstaff, AZ).
His grandchildren: Madelyn Harris, Kellen Harris, Cole Harris, Chase Ronald Harris, Tristan Connor, Kalyana Connor-Gordon, Jessica Rinaldis, Tyler Pratt, Richard Dombrowski, and Madison Dombrowski. Great-grandchildren: Makenna, Carter, Parker, and Aniston Rinaldis.
His siblings: Gerald Krall, Stephen (Dorothy) Krall, brother-in-law Dr. Charles Ptak, and sister-in-law Susan Ptak. Further surviving are his cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ron grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and graduated from Plains Memorial High School in 1956 where he was vice president of his class. Growing up he loved to play baseball and his team the Hilldale Yankees won the Wyoming Valley kid league championship. His favorite childhood memory he loved to share was when his father took him to New York to attend the World Series in 1947 (Yankees vs. Dodgers). They had amazing seats where he got to see Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Yogi Berra up close. What a delight this was for him and this experience remained the highlight of his childhood. Ron also had a beautiful singing voice and as a young man he sang in high school and performed at local night spots. Ron was always very hard working with drive to succeed.
Ron will be fondly remembered as a devoted, loving, husband, father, grandfather, and friend with the utmost integrity. Ron was generous beyond measure and witty beyond words. His personally coined phrases will live on forever through his children and grandchildren who beam with pride to emulate him. His encouragement of others was never-ending and support of friends and family unwavering.
Ron spent his career as a distinguished and highly esteemed U.S. Shoe Executive and is the former President of William Hahn and Company. Ron was a proud patriot and U.S. Coastguard Veteran.
Ron’s favorite pass times were stock trading, coin collecting, reading, and sharing his great words of wisdom. He had a tremendous respect for Abraham Lincoln and considered him a hero. He was a proud member of AA for 29 years where he sponsored and supported countless members within the organization. Ron deeply enjoyed being a guiding light for others in need.
Ron was a spiritual man who encouraged prayer and believed in turning things over to God and asking for guidance. He was not judgmental but rather empathetic. Ron was a great teacher of the importance of forgiveness and taking responsibility for your actions. He was personable and found great joy in being social and making new friends. He had a genuine interest in others and made those around him feel welcomed and important.
His love will be forever imprinted on our hearts and his guiding hand will be with us always. Until we meet again in heaven, we will miss him every day. We love you to eternity Rocket Ron. Fly high and may you rest in peace.