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3155 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211
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Elmer "E.J." Joseph Krabacher

December 7, 1921 - May 28, 2019
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Krabacher, Elmer J., "E.J.", age 97 years, passed away on May 28, 2019. Beloved husband of Jean Lee (nee Flaig) Krabacher and the late Mary Jane (nee Gamm) Krabacher, loving father of Tom (Shirlee) and Dan (Cate) Krabacher, grandfather of Sarah, Matt, Paul and Ruth. His twin sister, Erma Callahan preceded him in death. E.J. was born December 7, 1921, lifelong resident of Cincinnati, graduated from St. Martin of Tours, Western Hills H.S. and the U.C. College of Engineering. Proudly served in the U.S. Air Force in WW II as a bombardier on B-24's with the 450th Bomb Group in Italy followed by a 42 year career with Milacron. He was widely recognized as an authority in the area of metal processing. He authored more than sixty technical papers and articles and was contributing author to various engineering handbooks as well as guest lecturer to more than a hundred technical conferences and seminars. Long time volunteer, member and president of the Board of Trustees of Franciscan and Mercy Hospitals, selfless supporter of numerous civic, professional and health care organizations, philanthropist and dedicated service to many. E.J. and his wife, Jean, traveled extensively in their retirement years throughout the U.S. visiting family, friends and all the National Parks and most National Monuments as well as many foreign countries. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4 from 9:30 am until time of Funeral Mass and military honors at 10:30 am at St. Martin of Tours Church, Glenmore and St. Martin's Pl in Cheviot. Private burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Martin of Tours Marci Fund, 3720 St. Martin's Place (45211), Bayley Place ADC, 401 Farrell Ct. (45233) or the charity of one's choice.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday June 4, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    St. Martin Of Tours Church
    3720 St. Martins Place
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
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  • Service

    Tuesday June 4, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday June 4, 2019 10:30am
    St. Martin Of Tours Church
    3720 St. Martins Place
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
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    Rev. Terry Hamilton
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    11000 Montgomery Rd
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
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Mary Jo Kessler

Posted at 10:55am
My Mom, Anne Holt, spoke of Mr. Krabacher with such kind words. I believe he may have been a boy scout leader for one of my brothers. I being just a child remember his smile and being kind and well dressed. May God bless his soul and bless his family with peace.
Mary Jo Holt Kessler

Bill and Rose Zumbiel

Posted at 05:56pm
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