Greg Krak of Kent passed away at his home on March 12, 2021 after battling brain and lung cancer. He was born on February 6, 1950 to Joseph and Alvera Krak. Greg graduated from Kent Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1968 and then went to work for his dad at Kent State University Golf Course. Later he would go on to work at Oak Knolls golf course retiring as Superintendent after 39 years. He spent his retirement summers and falls as head of maintenance at Beckwith Orchards and loved to mow the orchard. He could be found most summer weekends at his favorite campground, Lakeview Campground on Berlin Reservoir. He enjoyed taking friends and family for rides on the lake on his pontoon boat and on golf cart rides around the campground. Greg loved all things outdoors. He was an excellent mechanic and could be most likely found working on multiple projects. Greg loved his rock and roll music and was especially fond of Joe Walsh and the local Kent favorite, the Numbers Band. Greg was a self-taught drummer, owned several drum kits and played in many popular area bands. He also knew his way around the kitchen. Greg’s lasagna was legendary as was his cocktail sauce for the shrimp that he brought for every family holiday. Greg never met a stranger and would help anyone who was having any difficulties. He had a tremendous sense of humor and was a natural born storyteller. In his younger years, he traveled across the United States and also spent some time in Hawaii. Greg was proceeded in death by his loving parents Joseph and Alvera Krak. He is survived by his brother Joe (Kelly) Krak of Elijah, Georgia, sister Marcia (Bruce) Herbert of Akron, Ohio and sister Jacque (John) Beckwith of Kent, Ohio. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who he often spoiled and was always extremely generous too. Greg’s wish was to be able to stay at home during his illness and this was made possible by the loving care provided by his sister Marcia and brother-in-law Bruce who moved in with him. Additional care was provided by the wonderful personnel of Southern Care Hospice who were tremendous with their support. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association or the American Cancer Society. There will be no public calling hours per Greg’s wishes. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Condolences and memories of Greg may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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