W. Vincent Krout, Age 95, died Tuesday November 5, 2019 at the Brittany Pointe Estates in Lansdale, PA, where he had been a resident for 16 years. He formerly resided in Ambler, PA, Darien, CT and Berwyn, PA.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Warren and the late Mary (nee Poltanis) Krout. Vincent was also preceded in death by his dear sisters Rita McNally and Genevieve Melcher. Mr. Krout was married just short of fifty years to his loving wife Katherine (Kay) G. (nee Gilbey) Krout who preceded him in death in 1998.
After his graduation from Roman Catholic High School, in Philadelphia, he immediately enlisted in the military. Vince served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He flew over 105 air missions as a Single Engine Fighter Pilot (P-51 Mustang) in the Asia-Pacific Campaign. He was awarded 5 Battle Stars, the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, One Bronze Star, American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. After his military service, he earned his BS degree in Accounting from Temple University through the GI Bill.
Vince was a CPA with Price Waterhouse and a Financial Executive with Publicker Industries and Rollins Corporation. He was a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and served as Past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter. He was very active at St Anthony's Church in Ambler and Lower Gwynedd Little League in the 1970's and 80's. He was a volunteer at Brittany Pointe Estates, his beloved home for 16 years. He loved the Philadelphia Eagles and was happy to see them win a Super Bowl. He enjoyed golf and tennis and also loved fishing while with his family in Brigantine, NJ. His true love was being with family.
Vincent is the devoted father of Dennis and Judy Krout of Toledo, OH, Kathleen Krout of Lansdale, PA, Karen (Krout) Woonton and Dave of Boxford, MA, Vincent and Diane Krout of Audubon, PA. He is the loving Grandfather of Colleen Lavoy, Stephanie Krout, Megan (Woonton) Bearse, Andrew Woonton, Brian Woonton, Katherine Woonton, Andrea Krout, Danielle Krout, John Krout and Great Grandfather to Dean Lavoy.
Relatives and friends may call Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 8:30 to 9:45 AM at Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike Lansdale, PA. Words of Remembrance will be made from 9:45 to 10:00 AM with his Funeral Mass starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.
In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 www.woundedwarriorproject.org
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