George Krynovich

George Krynovich George Krynovich
October 8, 2016

George Krynovich, 778th

November 5, 1923 – October 8, 2016

George Krynovich, age 92, rejoined his wife Lorraine in eternal life on the eighth of October 2016.

A proud member of the Greatest Generation, George was born in Buhl, Minnesota to the late Eli and Annie Krynovich on November 5, 1923.  He was their only son and the second of four children.

After graduating from Buhl High School and a short stint with Lockheed Martin in California, George nicknamed Kukon, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944.  During World War II, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross by flying twenty eight combat missions in B-24 Liberators for the 464th Bomb Group out of Pantanella Airfield in Italy.  George married the love of his life, Lorraine, in January 1946 and faithfully served in the US Air Force flying numerous aircraft until his retirement in 1966.  His second career was with United Airlines working as a flight instructor until his retirement in 1985.  Thereafter, he became a full time grandfather, champion spaghetti sauce maker, and friend to all.

Anyone who knew George knew that he was devoted to his family, lived by the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments.  He was a generous man beyond belief.  His Colorado passions were the Broncos, fishing, hunting and golf.  He golfed thousands of times at the Fitzsimons Golf Course near his Aurora home.

He is survived by his sister, Anna Yahrmatter of Hibbing, MN; two sons, Dan (Eva) Krynovich of Colorado Springs, CO and Don Krynovich of Bennett, CO; daughter, Kendra (George) Jenkins of Parker, CO; grandson, Matt (Rene) Krynovich and two great-grandchildren, Eli and Reese Krynovich of Highlands Ranch, CO.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Lorraine Krynovich; parents, Eli and Anna Krynovich; and sisters, Mildred Bruich and Delores Burns.

George's family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Home Instead Senior Care, especially Phil Traversa, Denver Hospice, and Dr. Ethan Cumbler at the University Of Colorado Hospital, for their tender and loving care.

Services for George with full Military Honors were held Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Newcomer Family Funeral Home, East Metro Chapel, 190 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011.  Interment followed at the Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80235.