Rudolph J. Kreho, 90, Worked For Danbury Fire Department

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DANBURY, Conn. - Rudolph J. Kreho of Danbury died Friday, Feb. 21. He was 90.

Kreho was born June 25, 1923, in Czechoslovakia, the son of Joseph and Mary (Reiner) Kreho. He worked in the hatting industry, employed by Hoyt-Messenger Hat Co. before entering the U.S. Army in World War II where he served in the European Theatre as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his discharge from the Army, he returned to his employment with Hoyt-Messenger for several years until he began his career with the Danbury Fire Department which spanned 20 years.

He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury, and was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion organizations in Danbury.

Kreho is survived by his son, Ronald E. Kreho (Jo Ann) of Danbury; daughters, Patricia A. Kreho of Danbury and Nancy J. Gage (Ronald) of Danbury; brother, Michael Kreho of Danbury; sisters, Mary Light of Bethel, Annie Gallucci of Danbury and Betty Tahan of Danbury; five grandchildren; a great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Janet A. (Mitchell) Kreho; and sister, Rose Zelenski.

Calling hours are Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Danbury. Burial with military honors will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

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