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Gregory E. Kriner


Gregory E. Kriner, age 52, of Tannersville and formerly of Benton, died at 10:34 p. m. Monday, March 15, 2021, in the emergency room of St. Luke Hospital – Monroe in Stroudsburg. His death came after a valiant eight-month battle with cancer.

Born in York on July 25, 1968, he was the son of Kay S. Farr-Kriner of Wilkes-Barre and Dean W. Kriner, and his wife Jill of Bloomsburg.

Greg grew up in Benton and was a 1986 graduate of Benton High School. In school he participated in the soccer program.

Following high school, he attended Mitchell College in New London, Conn. and later Green Mountain College in Vermont before returning to graduate from Mitchell.

At the time of his death, Greg was employed by the Borough of Kingston as Director of Parks and Recreation. In this capacity he was responsible for the community recreation center and also the municipal swimming pool. He held the position for over 20 years. Prior to that he was employed at Caesar’s Brookdale Resort in Mt. Pocono for several years.

He was an avid sports fan, a devoted husband and father. His son Jack spent his summers and vacations accompanying him to the recreation center. Greg also loved spending time at the beach.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Shannon Stevens, with whom he observed his 25th wedding anniversary on May 7, 2020; his son, Jack Farr Kriner, at home; two brothers: Jeffrey A. Kriner, and his wife Liz Woodworth, Bayfield, Wis., and Dana E. Kriner, and his wife Erica, Dauberville; a sister Cynthia L. Thompson, Corry; a niece Emily Kriner-Woodworth, Bayfield, Wis.; an aunt, Libby Vetter, Shavertown; a cousin Brian Vetter and Jade, Bethlehem and his mother-in-law, Karen Kimsey, Tannersville.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 5 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Friends may call from 2-5 p. m.

The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market St., Ste 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Sorry I just found this out today. To the Kriner Family, Im so sorry for your loss. Greg was a good friend. I remember playing soccer with Greg and hanging out. He was always positive and encouraging. He also had a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Glad to have known Greg, sorry he was taken so soon. Cant wait to see Greg again in Heaven.

Robi Hess May 20 2021 12:00 AM

Kay and Family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all being held in our thoughts and prayers.
Raub Family
Elizabeth, Mike, Michael, Em, Joseph and Henry

Elizabeth Raub Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

Saddened to hear of Gregs passing. Much to young. Greg will be remembered for his many accomplishments at the Kingston Recreation Center.
Rest In Peace Greg

Chip Mack Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

A friend shared the news of your passing this morning, and I had to see for myself to believe it. My heart aches for Shannon, Jack and the rest of your family because they lost a good man way too soon. You always had a smile to share & kind words to be spoken. Rest peaceful Greg- and so much love & prayers to all who loved him.

Barb Goucher Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all. We have fond memories of Greg and Jeff playing in both our back yards in Benton

Dave and B.J. Davidson Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM

My Condolences yo the family. Greg was my boss at the Kingston Recreation Center but I considered him more as a friend than a boss. RIP, my friend

Don Minkoff Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

Kriner Family,,
I am so sorry for your loss. I hadn't seen Greg in a long time but remember him to have always been so kind. May your memories bring you All peace.
Sincerely, Monica MIka-Machamer and Family

Monica Mika Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Bob and Joyce Gordon Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Gregs family. I was Gregs elementary school teacher and high school soccer coach. He always treated everyone with respect. He was a very hard worker in school, as well as the soccer pitch. He certainly will be missed by family and friends. RIP my friend.

Bill Garrison Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to work with Greg. May he rest in peace.

Denise Stalica, Mature Worker Program Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

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