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Leslie Krum, Jr.

North Branch, NY August 29, 1938 ~ May 22, 2020

Posted 5/28/20

Leslie Krum Jr. of North Branch passed on May 22, 2020 at the age of 81. He was the second oldest son of Leslie Krum Sr and Ethelyn Hackett and was born on August 29, 1938 in Neversink, NY.

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Leslie Krum, Jr.

North Branch, NY August 29, 1938 ~ May 22, 2020

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Leslie Krum Jr. of North Branch passed on May 22, 2020 at the age of 81. He was the second oldest son of Leslie Krum Sr and Ethelyn Hackett and was born on August 29, 1938 in Neversink, NY.

He was the father of four children, grandfather to three, great-grandfather to five and the great-great grandfather to one.

Les was a graduate of Tri Valley Central School and SUNY Delhi where he earned an associates degree.

His life long career was at the Delaware Valley Central School for 35 years as a transportation specialist from 1968-2003. He will be remembered for his smiling face and his ability to fix most any mechanical issue big or small.

Les is survived by one brother Richard Krum, two daughters- Sandy Stetler (Alan) from Brentwood, NY and Karen Skelly (Mike) from North Branch, NY. Grandchildren- Jennifer Harvey (Edwin), Mike Skelly JR (Kate), Kevin Skelly Great-grandchildren-Chris Williams (Victoria), Jayson Harvey, Aaliyah Harvey, Johvan Harvey, Asaiah Montalvo, Emma Skelly, Mike Skelly III Great- Great Grandchild- Joel Williams.

Les had many hobbies that included stock car racing with his brothers at the fairgrounds in Grahamsville, NY. Later he spent many years racing with his son and eventually his grandsons who all sported his racing number 67. He loved trains and was an avid model train collector.

His greatest passion was the children in his life. He had hundreds of them during his 35 year career at DVCS where he knew each and every one of them. He would spend time with them looking at their work of the day or just listening to their stories and talking with them. Les spent his later years sharing his love of model trains with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandson.

As much as Les would have appreciated a large celebration of his life, at this time during the COVID Pandemic, the family will hold private services at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home and the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch, NY on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Les is predeceased by his daughter Debra and son Roger as well as two brothers Deming and Bruce.

Memorial contributions in Les' name may be made to the North Branch Fire Department or a charity of choice.