John A. Krull, an Orchard Park lawyer and World War II veteran, died Wednesday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 88.
Mr. Krull was one of the founding members of the former Buffalo law firm of Miserandino, Krull and Foley, and was a member of the New York State Bar Association for more than 60 years.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1952. He was a member of the Scalp and Blade Fraternity in Western New York.
Mr. Krull joined the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1942 at age 17, when his older brother Ray enlisted. He served in Roi-Namur, Saipan and Tinian, and was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded on Iwo Jima.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, skier and lover of the outdoors. He possessed a "lover of life" attitude and was a master at the art of conversation and storytelling, his family said. He also enjoyed overseas travel.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy F. Krull, and his second wife, Gloria D. Krull.
Survivors include four sons, John, Aaron, Erik and David; a daughter, Paula; two stepsons, John and Mark Bolt; a stepdaughter, Debi Rhoads; and two sisters, Doris Bindig and Marjorie Lyon.
A funeral service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst.