BAZETTA - Arthur R. "Sonny" Kreller, 70, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in his "special" workshop in his home.
Sonny was born April 28, 1943, in Cleveland, the son of the late Arthur Kreller and the late Stella Spala.
He graduated from Harding High School in 1960.
Arthur R. Kreller
Sonny served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1970. After his tour of duty in the military, he went to work at Copperweld and CSC Steel in the 12-inch mill. He retired in 2004 with 34 years of service.
He loved to fish and spent many hours with his friends on Mosquito lake. After retiring, he became a precision wood-worker, winning all first place awards and two Grand Championships at the Trumbull County Fair.
Sonny is survived by his wife, Kathy Durst Kreller of Bazetta; a son, Robert (Kim) Kreller of Strongsville; and a daughter, Kara (Tony) Samangy of Hudson. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Ethan, Sofia, Jeremy, Madeline and Justin, who were his special joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carl Kreller; and a sister, Christine Kreller.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.shaferwinanschapel.com.