Richard William Kress II

May 23, 1938April 4, 2021

Richard W. Kress II, 82, of Pompano Beach, FL. passed away peacefully on April 4, 2021.

He leaves behind his loving and caring wife of 30 years, Suzanne C. Kress; his sons Michael and wife Judy, Steven and wife Sutton, and Daniel and wife Laura; stepdaughter Josee Korzekwinski; 13 grandchildren, Danielle, George, Matthew, Joshua, Rachel, Jordan, Meredith, Michael, Seth, Zackary, Spencer, Carson, and Lauren. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Gertrude Kress, his sister Janet Strong, his son Theodore, and former wife Joan S Pfarr. Richard is also survived by his siblings, Mary Kay Ryan, Nancy Lagoy, Margaret Garcia, Thomas Kress, and Peter Kress.

Richard was born in Highland Park, Ill in 1938 and was a proud graduate of Northwestern University in 1968. He will be remembered for having great one liners and his fondness for loving nicknames for all. Richard moved with his young family to central Maine in 1970 from the Chicago area where he then lived for over 20 years before residing in Florida for the past 30 years. He retired from the Sun Sentinel Newspaper in 2010 and enjoyed working for the Boca Raton Senior Center Facility in retirement. A small private memorial service for Richard will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kraeer Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on to Richard W Kress II Memorial Fund.

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Tom Kress

April 8, 2021

We will miss your laugh, your smile and your spirit.
Rest in peace my dear brother.

To all Dick's family - you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Cynthia Gamblin

April 7, 2021

Richard was a man who I haven’t seen in several years because of the distance from Texas and age. He had a presence that made you feel important and comfortable. A quality that not many people have. He always called me “Cindy,” and I will miss not getting to see him again. RIP, Dick!