Fred A. Krapels

Fred A. Krapels, 90, of Closter, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Beloved husband of Mildred (nee Cincotta). Proud father of Jill Krapels of Maywood and her partner Stephen Fogarty, Jeffrey Krapels and wife Elizabeth of Norwood and Kevin Krapels and partner Cherry Rizzo of Sparta. Cherished grandfather of six grandsons and their wives, Kevin and Jasmine, Michael and Sanja, Jack and Erin, Jeffrey and Shari, Justin and Michelle and Marc and Nicole. Adored great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother of the late Lillian and Harold.

Fred was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Vice-President at Chase Bank in NYC before retiring. Fred was a charter member of the Closter Elks and belonged to the Mr. and Mrs. Club of Closter.

Due to the current world health crisis, funeral services will be private.

Those who wish may make donations in Fred’s memory to the Sparta VFW, 66 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871 or to CLAWS, PO Box 172, Closter, NJ 07624.


  1. My deepest condolences to the Krapels family and beyond. Fred was a phenomenal human being with a great sense of humor. May he rest in eternal peace.

  2. On behalf of the entire family of Cherrie in Trinidad, we extend our deepest sympathy to kevin and his entire family on the passing of his dad. May his soul RIP. Gone too soon.

  3. My sincerest condolences to a wonderful family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Adrienne Lyons

    My condolences to you and your family
    From. Adrienne Lyons and partner Tim Born

    • Martha Spillane

      Fred Krapels was a wonderful father in-law and a wonderful man. My prayers will be with his family

  5. My sincere condolences to Jill and her family. May he Rest In Peace
    From Matt Reddy and Claire Cyriax.

  6. Diane Orlando

    Even though I did not see him often, I will deeply miss my Uncle Freddy. Many happy memories of him and his jokes. Condolences to Aunt Mildred, Jill, Kevin and Jefferey their wives and children. Love Diane

  7. Dorothy Orlando

    Freddy and I were always together during our youth. He was like a brother to me. Many happy years growing up together. I will miss him very much.

    His cousin Dorothy

  8. The Rapaport’s

    From our entire family, we are saddened by this untimely news. Mr.Kraples was a gentlemen and so proud of his entire family

  9. Shirley Parrello

    Jill and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved father. Hoping you find some comfort and peace in the days ahead..

  10. Sonia Raphael

    In behalf of Gerold and Sonia Raphael of Trinidad and Tobago we extend peace and love to the family during this time.

  11. To my beloved friends and family..Mr Krapels will always be one dynamic motivator in many lives…mine included.
    His calming,warm sense…mixed with a wit of humor few possess…tributes I’ve always admired and sought to emulate in my life.
    I wish I could throw my arms around all of you right now. 600 miles away and a pandemic kind of get in the way.
    Please know your loss is not suffered alone. Knowing him as I think Kev Jeff and Jill would agree he’d find a quick joke to fill in the blank. Without him there is only the blank.
    Love you Mrs Krapels . Sonny and Mary are giving him a tour around the pearly gates about now.

  12. Joe & Bunny Spano

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers!
    Bunny (Kiel) & Joe Spano

  13. He will be greatly missed. I have so many wonderful memories with Uncle Fred. He is in good company with Aunt Lillian, Uncle Harold and Grandma. Just another angel to watch over us.

  14. My sincere condolences to all , from the Lodato family

  15. My sincere condolences to the Krapel family, from the Lodato family

  16. Perry and Karen Buongiorno

    We extend our deepest sorrow to the Krapels family. Mr. Krapels was truly a genuinely nice guy.

  17. Renelle and EJ Pinos

    Deepest condolences to the Krapels family on the loss of their beloved father. May he rest in peace.

  18. Carl Bronfman

    My condolences at this most difficult time to the Krapels Family. Fred was an extremely Caring and Kind man. Let the memories of Fred provide you all with comfort and serve as guidance..

  19. My sincere condolences to the Krapels thoughts are with you all.

  20. Luis & Isabel Ferreira

    Our sincerest condolences to the Krapels family in your time of need.

  21. Aggie Santiago

    My deepest condolences, praying for the Good Lord to give you and the family strength.

  22. Armani Cubilette

    My deepest condolences to the Krapels family on the loss of their father.

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