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James Allen Krebs

December 4, 1936 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 83)


Paxinos – James Allen Krebs, 83, of Irish Valley passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born December 4, 1936 at Geisinger Medical Center, the son of Allen Krebs and Bessie Kerstetter.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of Shamokin High School. He was an outstanding basketball player and also a member of the football and track team.

After high school Jim worked with his father at Shamokin Dental Lab. He continued to serve his community with his son Terry until his retirement in 2018.

On February 14, 1959 in Trinity Lutheran Church Jim married the former Joanne Yorwarth, who survives.

Jim served in the United States Army Reserves for six years.

He became a Mason April 4, 1958 as a member of F&AM Masonic Lodge #255. Jim was also a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Elks Club, Union County Sportsman Club, Gideons and served on the Shamokin Area School Board for six years.

Jim loved to sing. He was a member of the Society for Preservation and encouragement Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. He shared his talent and love of singing as director of Sweet Adelines and Shamokin High School Boys and Girls Quartets.

Jim was a member of Clarks Grove United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir.

In addition to his wife Joanne, Jim is survived by his three sons, Dr. Thomas Krebs and his wife, Linda, Timothy Krebs and his wife, Janine, and Terry Krebs and his wife, Maria; Grandchildren, Timothy Krebs Jr and his wife, Nicole, Kandy Golumkfskie and her husband, Thomas, Aiden Krebs, Anna Krebs Dr Kirsten Koons and her husband, Dustin, Katie Moyer and her husband, Derek, Donoran Krebs and his wife, Lauren, Marlana Krebs and her Fiancé, Bradly, and Jordan Poplaskie and his Fiancé, Maria; Great Grandchildren, Jaelyn Poplaskie, Timothy Krebs III, Kendal Golumsfskie; his beloved dog, Calibar; brothers, Lewis Krebs and his wife, Dottie; sisters, Nancy Adamson, Jane Young and her husband, Ken; brother-in-law, Robert Yorwarth and his wife, Cathie; many nieces and nephews, and as some would know his friend ‘buddy’. Preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Bessie Krebs; and brother-in-law James Adamson.



James Allen Krebs, 83, of Irish Valley, Paxinos – A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Clarks Grove United Methodist Church, 3215 Irish Valley Road Paxinos PA 17860. To send condolences to the family please visit

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