Cover photo for Leonard Clayton Krotz's Obituary
Leonard Clayton Krotz Profile Photo
1949 Leonard 2022

Leonard Clayton Krotz

January 30, 1949 — May 21, 2022

Leonard Clayton Krotz, age 73, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home. He was born in Wilkinsburg on January 30, 1949 and is the son of the late William and Mary Jane Schuster Krotz. He graduated from Trafford High School in 1966 proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and the Berlin Brigade in Germany. After the war, he was employed as an Assistant Annealer at USS Irvin Works and was later employed at GM Fisher Body and McKeesport Candy Company. He was a life member of the White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler Post 701.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Baer Krotz; siblings, Mary Jane Hand (the late James Woleslagle) of Erie, PA, Norman (Pam) Krotz of Taylor, PA, and Coleen (Frank) DiCenzo of Erie, PA. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce (the late David) Waratuke of McKeesport, and special nieces and nephews. Leonard was also preceded in death by his beloved fur babies, Sassy and Sophie.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., when services will be held by Pastor William Meekins. Burial with military honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

To share a memory or condolence, please visit
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leonard Clayton Krotz, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


National Cemetery of The Alleghenies

1158 Morgan Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree