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Karl T. Krodel Sr.


Karl T. “Cap” Krodel Sr., 87, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at home with his family by his side.

He was born on August 21, 1932 in Middletown and was the loving son of the late Charles Dupes and Marion (Shaneor) Krodel.

Karl was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army where he served his country during the Korean War. He was also in the U.S. Navy reserves for several years. He was a computer analyst for the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot for many years. Karl was a member of Middletown First Church of God, where he served as a Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed roller-skating and playing bingo, but his greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a football coach for the Boys Club and coached Olmstead basketball as well. He was an avid Blue Raiders fan.

In addition to his parents Karl was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Jo Krodel and brother, Walter Krodel.

Karl is survived by his wife of 62 years, Kathleen (Plott) Krodel; sons, Karl T. Krodel Jr. (Laura) of Middletown, and Kris D. Krodel (Della) of York; sisters, Barbara J. Spease (Jay), and Roseann Washock; grandchildren, Cara Krodel-Smotherman, Brett, Nicolas and Gavin Krodel, Brittany McCurdy, Keely Plymire, and Emma Reed; great-grandchildren, Laynie Crabill, Kiah and Wyatt McCurdy, and Christopher Krodel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Karl will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in Karl’s name to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

The family has entrusted the Matinchek Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA with the funeral arrangements.