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Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

OBITUARY

George French KREGER Jr.

October 5, 1954January 13, 2020

George French Kreger Jr., age 65, passed away on January 13, 2020, in Arlington, VA.

French is survived by his sons, William French Kreger and James Hunter Kreger; daughter-in-law, Devin; and the mother of his children, Sharon Walls Kreger.

He is preceded in death by his father, George French Kreger Sr.; his mother, Dorothy Booth Kreger; and brother, John Marshall Kreger, II.​

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Monday, January 20, 2020 from 1pm - 3pm at Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22203. All are welcome to attend and celebrate French's life.

Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 20, 2020

Memories

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Natalie Cuzmar

January 22, 2020

Grandpa French,

It’s taken me a bit to write this, as I haven’t been able to collect my thoughts or find the words to express how I’m feeling. You were an unexpected, but most pleasant surprise in my life.

I am happy for the short time we got to spend together and I will always remember you as Emilia’s Honorary Grandpa and great friend. Thank you for your words of encouragement through trying times. Thank you for getting me through my first shift back after having Emi. And thank you for all of the love and support you had for us unconditionally.

I am still trying to adjust to the “new normal” as I refrain from sending you pictures of Emi or expecting to see your white Toyota in your VIP parking space are the deck in my way into work. 😔

I will think of you each time I resort to drinking instant coffee (I can hear your disgust already!) I will picture each eye roll you give me every time I allow Emi to sleep in my bed 😂. And I will smile every time I take a bite of pie. Most importantly, I will make sure I speak of you frequently so that you are always remembered and never forgotten.

Love you forever, Grandpa French ♥️

Erica Natal

January 20, 2020

French was a sweet man! He was always happy to see me and what I valued most about him was that he genuinely cared about what was going on in my life and those around him. He was a loyal “fan” of my blog and added a special touch and warmth to the Quarter Deck. When I would swing by the Deck after barre, I could be sure to catch him with my aunt Ellen enjoying a drink and watching the horse races on his phone. He was a wonderful friend to my aunt, all that he knew and will be missed dearly by all. Although, we are deeply saddened to have lost you too soon, thank you for making all of our lives that much fuller! Xoxox

Colin Mathewson

January 19, 2020

When I was going through a difficult time in my life French was always there to pick me up when I was down. I cherish those talks we had at quarterdeck now more than ever. I wish I could’ve told him how much his kind words meant to me in. But I know he will be proud of the progress I’m making. I love you French and the entire Kreger family. You guys mean more to me than I could ever put into words.

Bill Callery

January 17, 2020

It was a great run my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Jason Moore

January 17, 2020

On Christmas Eve, French texted me “ At deck. Let me buy you some cheer.” Without a reply, I showed up, and we had one of our typical conversations. He helped me get through a lot that I struggled through day in and day out. I don’t open up to many people, but it was always easy with him. For 4 years straight, I saw him almost everyday after work, and we shared story’s about life, politics, and race. He became one of my best friends. I’m happy he’s resting but sad every time I come into the deck and don’t see him. I miss him dearly.

Roxanne Roberts

January 17, 2020

French was a good person beloved by other good people. Sometimes life is as simple as that -- something we can and should all aspire to be.

Steve Hayes

January 17, 2020

I am lucky to have gotten to know French pretty well these last few years. He was always a good source of advise, (usually rightfully talking me out of whatever I was originally planning to do), and a reassuring presence. I will miss him dearly.

My thoughts are with Will, Hunter, and the rest of his family. As well as his many friends.

Laura Natal

January 16, 2020

Dear French,
My memories of you will be that of a lovely man, a great friend to my sister, Ellen, kind and supportive to my daughter, Erica and an all around good guy that engaged in great conversation and genuinely cared for all who had the pleasure of meeting you, me included! You will be missed. With deepest sympathy.
Laura

Barbara Coons

January 16, 2020

French was a charming, witty man, who was kind, wise and loyal to his many friends. He will be greatly missed.

Lisa Binzel

January 16, 2020

Dear French, you will be missed by many! Lunch at the QD was always better when you were there - waxing eloquent on all matter of topics; whether sports or politics or musings on philosophy and the human condition, I was always happy to hear more. You took delight in all those around you and seemed eager to expand your circle of pals. I feel blessed to have crossed paths with such a fine man. Here is a favorite photo of you and some old & new friends from earlier this fall. Rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY