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Harry P. Krantz

June 10, 1936 — July 2, 2024

Middletown

Harry P. Krantz

Harry P. Krantz "Phil" 88 of Middletown, MD passed July 2, 2024 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born June 10, 1936 he was the son of Harry T. "Babe" Krantz and Mary G. "Jean" Baker.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Shirley Cordell Krantz ; his daughter Lisa Krantz DiGioia, and husband Vincent; grandaughter, Alexandra Hesen and husband, Brian; grandson, SSgt Philip DiGioia, and wife Madison. Fur family; Boomer, Hank, Donny and Presley-Ann; brother Mark Krantz and wife Terry; sister, Pat Langowski; dear friends, Bob and Barbara Butler. In addition to parents he was preceded in death by brother, Stephen Beall and stepmother, Pauline Krantz. 

Phil was a graduate of Frederick High class of 1956. He was a member of the Maryland National Guard, 29th Infantry Division. He worked as a lineman with Potomac Edison Company for 38 years. He maintained membership with Amvets Post 9, Elks Club 684 and Catoctin Fish and Game Protective Association.

 Phil was a true sportsman enjoying fishing, hunting and bird watching. He was a collector of Native American artifacts paying tribute to his heritage. He loved spending time with all his grandpups. Prior to his illness, he and Shirley enjoyed traveling and dining out regularly. Trips to Hawaii, Italy and Deep Creek Lake were favorites along with a good crab cake or steak dinner, oh and ice cream! He was always happiest in the company of his friends and family and never missed an opportunity to interject a funny, witty comment in conversation. Family and friends could always count on him sharing the best stories of years ago and proudly sharing pictures of his grandchildren.

Family expresses gratitude for the care Phil received by Visiting Angels, Elizabeth and the staff at Spring Arbor.

Phil's life will be remembered Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick . Visitation will be at 11 am to 12 noon, Memorial service will begin at 12 noon . Interment will be private at a future date

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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