Obituary — Harold Krasnick |

Obituary — Harold Krasnick

Founder, former owner of Rixie Paper Products, Inc. and WWII veteran passes away

Harold Krasnick, 84, died Thursday, October 30 at Pottstown (PA) Memorial Medical Center. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Anna (Nash) Krasnick. He founded Pixie Paper in Stowe in 1958, subsequently changing the name to Rixie Paper Products because of product identification. He and his family moved to North Coventry from Coatesville in 1959. Krasnick sold Rixie in 1989 and retired on January 1, 1990. He was a member for many years of the Congregation Mercy and Truth Synagogue, Pottstown; the Masonic Lodge #564 and the Tall Cedars Lodge, Royal Arch Chapter #267 of Coatesville; the B’nai B’rith, The Jewish War Veterans of the USA, and the World Jewish Congress and the Perkiomen Valley SnoGoers snowmobile club, and Pottstown AMBUCS.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Chamberlain) Krasnick; three sons, Steven M. Krasnick, of Seattle, WA; Neal Krasnick, of Park City, UT, and Gregory A. Krasnick, of Shoemakersville, PA; one daughter, Lynne K. Moyer, of North Coventry; two step-daughters, Paula G. Koren, wife of Steven P. Koren, of Boyertown, and Teresa R. Glick, of Greeneville, TN; and six grandchildren, all of the Pottstown area.

He was predeceased by wife Mary (Ripka) Krasnick, by wife Charlotte Claire (Sussman), and by two sisters, Hilda K. Strauss, formerly of Coatesville, and Roslynn K. Goodman, formerly of Delray Beach, FL. During WW II, Krasnick served in the Navy on board the USS New Jersey in the Pacific Theater.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on November 9 at the Brookside Country Club at 850 N. Adams St., Pottstown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Assn. for Macular Diseases, c/o Russell Wilson, P. O. Box 1894, Southeastern, PA 19399; or to the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA 22116.

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