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Ronald (Fap) Kresge

Ronald Kresge, 81 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and previously Duryea, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, January 18th, 2024, after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Sciota, PA, Oct. 9, 1942, and was the son of the late Earl and Josephine Weiss Kresge.

Always the life of the party, he lit up every room he entered. His larger-than-life personality entertained all who knew him. He, endearingly, had an uninhibited and outgoing personality, often doing, and saying   things that would make others laugh or roll their eyes. He kept us on our toes with his exceptional gift for telling outlandish and humorous stories.


He was always on the go. He never liked to be in one place too long, even his own home. He wanted to be part of the action. He was the action. He loved surrounding himself with people and was always the life of the party.


He had this infectious energy and was a man who set a lasting impression on everyone he met. Those who knew him will remember his dynamic personality that touched the lives of all of those around him.

A message written in his own words ‘l don't want any of you to cry and be sad. Life goes on and I will be looking down on you as you look up at me. Love each and every one of you, Dad.”

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Florence Kresge, son Robert Miller; his grandchildren; Sabrina Kresge and Kameryn Stewart, brothers, Donald and Earl (Bud) Kresge.

He is survived by children Ronald Miller, Pittston; Tina Anderson and her husband, Joseph, Ocean Isle, N.C.; Kimberly Rooney and her husband, Richard, Duryea; Billy Kresge and his wife, Maggie, Myrtle Beach S.C.; Jonathan Kresge and his wife, Johnna, Wilmington, North Carolina; David and his wife, Denise Kresge, Littleton, North Carolina; and Thomas Kresge, Wilkes-Barre.


Also surviving are his sisters, Joan Propst, Bartonsville; Elaine Zimmerman, Zanesville O.H.; Pat Reinheiner, Stroudsburg. His beloved 14 grandchildren; 24 great­grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday February 3rd from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with the Rev. James Cohen, pastor of Revive Church, Scranton officiating. Friends may call for visitation from 2 p.m. to service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 190 Welles St. #118, Forty Fort, PA 18704.

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