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John B. Krupcale

January 15 , 2021

John B. KrupcaleJohn B. Krupcale, 73, better known as JB to his family, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 15, 2021.

John was born and raised in Watertown, NY, graduating from Watertown High school in 1965. He attended Jefferson Community College, continuing his education at Suffolk Community College in the field of Marine Biology. John also attended the State University of NY Empire State College earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management.

In 1967 John joined the Air Force and was stationed in Biloxi, MS for 4 years as an Electronics Instructor. After serving his country, John was an integral part of the working crew at Disney World prior to their grand opening in 1971. His responsibilities included installing electronic equipment and utilizing his expertise as a certified scuba diver for many of the well-known theme park attractions.

For over thirty years, John was employed at Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Power Company. He began his career as a lineman working in both Clayton and Watertown, NY. He held a position at Nine Mile Nuclear Plant in Fulton, NY eventually working in downtown Syracuse as a Wireless Telecommunications Manager. John retired from the company in 2002 at which time he and his wife moved to Leesburg, FL where he resided until his death.

Family and friends took pleasure in John’s passion for photography. He was a licensed ham radio operator, enjoyed flying his drone and boating while living on the St. Lawrence River. He had a lifelong dream of owning an RV and did so after retirement, traveling throughout the U.S. for over 10 years with his wife as co-pilot.

John was an adoring husband to the love of his life Dawn (Sanford) Krupcale. They were married for 25 years. Parents (deceased) Mother Albena B. (Castagnier) Krupcale and Father John W. Krupcale. 3 step-children Darcy Delaney, Dana Barbee (Craig) and D.J. Delaney, 6-step grandsons Justin, Tyler and Braden Golden, Dakota, Dominic and Donovan Delaney. John also leaves behind an Aunt, numerous cousins, 5 half-siblings and many friends both in New York and Florida; with special recognition to his dearest and long time best friend of 70+ years Bill Haley.

There will be no services at this time. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Watertown, NY at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be held in New York at a later date. Local arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Steve and Carol Biso 2021-01-25 17:59
Dawn was sorry to hear of Johns passing.our condolences to you and family. Steve loved his stories at Aldrich. He will be missed. Take care ane hope to see you this summer
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#11 Cal and Amy Schantz 2021-01-23 18:28
Dawn, we are saddened at John’s passing. We will miss the fun of Trivia. I will miss the discussions about electronics, and ham radio. You are in our prayers.
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#10 Elaine Dawson 2021-01-23 16:47
I was so shocked to hear about John. He and my late husband, Dan were fast friends here at Legacy sharing their love of Ham Radio and technology. My heart goes out to Dawn and the family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
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#9 Elaine Hendry 2021-01-23 15:50
I was so sorry to hear about John's passing. I've known John from grade school on. He was a great guy. I always enjoyed his photography. Praying for you Dawn.
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#8 Jo Ann Pastor 2021-01-23 15:43
Still in a state of shock. So many good times have been shared with John - such great memories at the "J&J Campgrounds" over the years where our friends gathered. He was a wonderful person and great friend. He will be so missed by all who knew and loved him. Dawner and family, my heart goes out to you all. Let your friends and family help you through this most difficult time. Hugs !
Jo Ann Pastor
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#7 Lorraine Rogers 2021-01-23 10:24
Dawn, We are so sorry to hear the passing of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lorraine and Kenny
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#6 Harlow abe Hunt 2021-01-23 09:21
Sorry to read about John's passing. Both members of the class of 65 and employees of Niagara Mohawk. Fond memories. My condolences to the family.
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#5 Jodi L Mulligan 2021-01-23 08:53
Dawn , we are all so sad to hear of JB’s passing he was such a wonderful Man. Dad and Mom adored him. We are glad to have spent time with you both this summer. Prayers to you please let us know if we can do anything. Love Jodi, Tom ,Aunt Sally
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#4 Cathy Castagnier 2021-01-22 20:43
Dawn, it is still hard to believe. He was a very kind and caring person! He helped me so much with all my technical stuff. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. He will really be missed!
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#3 Keith & Sharon Rose 2021-01-22 18:48
Dawn, Sharon and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of John. John will be in our prayers. We will miss his smiling face at Trivia.

Keith & Sharon
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