|He was born April
22, 1911, in Elyria, and lived in Elyria-Lorain area most of his life.
He served in the Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes during World War II.
Krugman was a musician, and before World War II had played with the Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra, Charlie Barnet Orchestra and Sammy Kaye Orchestra, as a singer and bass player.
He also played with the Jimmy Dulio Orchestra, and from the 1950s to 1970s had his own
band, Gene Krugman and the Dukes.
He was employed as a salesman for Fox Furniture for several years and was appraiser for
the Lorain County Auditor's Office.
He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Elyria, and its Holy Name Society and the
American Legion Senior Fellowship.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Molly C. (nee Cicco); sons Timothy and Terrence
Krugman, both of Elyria; sister, Margaret Gorski of Elyria; six grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Pauline and Maxine Krugman;
and parents, George and Catherine (nee Finnegan) Krugman.
Friends may call Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m. at Reichlin-Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St.,
Elyria. Services at the funeral home Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. will be followed at 10 a.m. by
Mass in St. Jude Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. The Rev. Frank P. Kosem, pastor, will
officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.