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Marc P. Krol

March 28, 1952 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Marc Krol Obituary

On Sunday evening, November 12, 2023, Marc P. Krol, age 71, of Middlefield, graduated from
his earthly trials to a better realm. Marc was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 28, 1952, to Peter N.
Krol and Jeanne (nee Martiny) Krol, both deceased.
Marc was a retired member of Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, having served as firefighter,
and fire safety inspector and had also served as a police officer in Bentleyville, Ohio. Marc held a
private pilot license and was also a licensed locksmith. In 2010, Marc retired from AT&T as a member
of the company’s Pioneers, after forty years employed in telecommunications in various capacities.
As a licensed Extra class amateur radio operator (call sign W8KME, formerly KD8QJK), he
was a member of American Radio Relay League, Geauga Amateur Radio Assn., and Geauga County
Amateur Radio Emergency Services, served as a volunteer examiner and trained as a Skywarn
Storm Spotter, making many weather reports directly to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.
He also made daily precipitation reports to CoCoRaHS for over 3,000 consecutive days.
Marc was also a member of the Historical Engine Society (former longtime treasurer), Ohio
Cavy Club (former director), American Cavy Breeders Assn., American Rabbit Breeders Assn.,
Middlefield Historical Society and many others. Marc was a music lover, playing drums in a rock band
during high school. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1970. Later in life he enjoyed playing
bass guitar in the band Copper Kettle. His favorite artists were Led Zeppelin, Steve Winwood and
Chardon Polka Band.
Marc loved to tinker and fix things, whether cars, tractors, clocks, appliances, electrical circuitry
or anything else, even if he first had to do research on how to do it. If he couldn’t fix it, it really was
Marc is survived by his other half Diana J. Cathan, brother Scott (Danielle) Krol of Hartville,
Ohio, and nephew Zachary (Erin) Cline, plus many friends who miss him very much.
A private burial service was held on Friday, November 17 at Middlefield Cemetery, his final
resting place. Arrangements were made by Sly Family Funeral Home, Middlefield, Ohio.

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