Wood Funeral Home


Eugene Edward Kresge

3 July, 192419 December, 2020

Eugene Edward Kresge, 96, of Branchville, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Bentley Assisted Living in Branchville. Eugene was born in Stroudsburg, PA to the late Lloyd and Mae Kresge. Eugene graduated from Stroudsburg High School in 1942. Following graduation, Eugene enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served with the 6th Marine Division, 15th Regiment in World War II. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in action against the enemy in Bougainville, Okinawa, and Guadalcanal. He continued service to his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1948-1952. In January 1951 he was called to active duty for the Korean Conflict. Eugene is a life member in the 6th Marine Division Association. He is also a life member of the Sussex County Marine Corps League Detachment 747.

Eugene was employed as a Data Processing Manager at Limestone Products of America in Sparta, NJ, for 25 years, retiring in 1986. Eugene lived in Fredon Township for many years with his family. He was a member of the Fredon Township Council and served as Mayor. The beloved husband of the late Patricia A. Kresge, Eugene is survived by his children, E. Gregory Kresge and his wife Patricia, Pamela Decker and her husband Thomas, Matthew Kresge and his wife Sherry; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his loving daughter Karen L Johnson, his siblings Gary Kresge, Connie Meyer, and Madeline Mortin. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville, NJ. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Cherry Lane Church Cemetery, 4326 Cherry Lane Church Rd, Tannersville, PA 18372 Memorial contributions may be made in Eugene’s name To Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ Online condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Patricia A. Kresge, Wife (deceased)
  • E. Gregory Kresge (Patricia), Son
  • Pamela Decker (Thomas), Daughter
  • Matthew Kresge (Sherry), Son
  • Lloyd Kresge, Father (deceased)
  • Mae (Hunt) Kresge, Mother (deceased)
  • 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 22 December , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 23 December , 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, 23 December , 2020


Eugene Edward Kresge

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George & Marion Rusk

20 December 2020

We have often reflected on the many wonderful memories of Gene and Pat, and all the good times we shared together. Pat's artwork adorned the walls of our cottage in Vermont, and Gene and my Dad were the best of friends - from Stroudsburg, through the War, and beyond. The day Greg and Gene drove down the shore to visit with us was so thoughtful and special. I remember when we surprised Gene for his 90th birthday party at the lake, and what a spectacularly gorgeous day it was - made that much better to see my Dad and Gene reunited. It was their last time together. Their bond lasted a lifetime. We grieve the loss of a great friend and wonderful man, father and patriot. God bless you all. Heaven has a new angel for Christmas, and Pat is greeting him with loving arms.