Alfred Lyle Krause, 75, passed from this life on November 24, 2019 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Al (Lyle) was a proud Navy veteran and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Born in Port Jervis, NY, to Kathryn Moyer Krause and Alfred C. Krause, he spent his young life in PA, graduating from State College High School in 1962. He served on submarines (USS Clamagore & USS Robert E. Lee) from February 1963 - May 1966. After serving his country, he met and married his wife Margaret Austin with whom he spent 52 years. Al spent his working years as a electronics technician at companies like NCR, CBT and Bank of New England. He retired from Gerber Technology in 2010. He spent most of his free time enjoying breakfast with friends, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, watching high school wrestling (especially Windham) and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Al was a past Commander and Life Member of the VFW, Post 241 (Tolland) and a member of the American Legion, Post 14 (Rockville).
Along with his wife, he leaves his daughter, Karyn Kloter, her husband Bruce and their children Ben, Owen, Luke and Emma of Ellington, and his daughter Jennifer Forbes, her husband Chris and their children Kate, Abby, Reagan and Ada of North Haven. He was so proud of them all.
Al also leaves his brother Alyn (Gail), sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his sister Carole.
The family wishes to thank the hospice teams at the VA and VNA for their compassionate care.
A casual gathering for family and friends will be held on December 7, 2019 from 12pm - 4pm at the Village at Minnechaug Clubhouse, 17 Fairway Crossing, Glastonbury, CT. Guests are welcome to enjoy light refreshments and share written or spoken memories of Al. In honor of him, please turn off a light and don't keep the fridge door open too long.