US Army

Harry C. "Skinny" Kring

June 1, 1928 ~ March 4, 2019 (age 90)


Harry C. “Skinny” Kring, 90 of Scottdale, passed away, Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home.  He was born June 1, 1928 in Owensdale a son of the late Clarence and Bertha (Walker) Kring.

Skinny was a self-employed truck driver and was well known in the area for his reliable service.  He was a member of the Owensdale United Methodist Church and held memberships in the Scottdale Elks Lodge, the Scottdale Moose Lodge and the Scottdale American Legion and VFW Post 7781.

He is survived by his three daughters, Barbara Zaffina and husband, Edwin; Amy Geehring and husband, Kevin and Lori Kropp and husband, Roger; five grandchildren, Edwin Zaffina, Jr., Bradley and Bailey Geehring and Abby and Emily Kropp. Also surviving is his adopted family: “daughter” Sue Kitta and husband Joey; “granddaughter”, Michelle Valone and husband Jason; and “great-grandchildren,” Gage and Izzy; two sisters, Anna Mae Myers and Ethel Benedict and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann M. (Zwierzelewski) Kring on January 13, 2018; and his siblings, Lester, Frank, Ralph, Howard and Edward Kring and Goldie Christner, Viola Shipley and Hazel Hetzel.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 2 to 8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale where his funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am in the funeral home with his niece, the Rev. Kimberly King and Rev. Roy Butt co-officiating.  Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The ARC of Fayette County, 80 Old New Salem Road, Uniontown, PA 15401.  The family would like to thank the staff of Amedysis Hospice and Skinny’s caregivers, Floss, Denise, Kim and Dolly for the care they provided. To share a message of sympathy, please visit

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March 6, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Graft-Jacquillard Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
303 Pittsburgh St
Scottdale, PA 15683

Funeral Service
March 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Graft-Jacquillard Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
303 Pittsburgh St
Scottdale, PA 15683


THE ARC of Fayette County
80 Old New Salem Road, Uniontown PA 15401

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