David C. Krym

CHASSELL – David C. Krym, 74, a resident of U.S. HWY 41 in Chassell, passed away at home Friday morning, January 4, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born on June 13, 1938, in Hancock, a son of the late Carl E. and Elma M. (Kaare) Krym.

As a child, he moved with his family to Detroit and graduated from Frank Cody High School with the class of 1956. He later received his BSE degree from Lawrence Tech in 1960.

He then went on to work for GE on Polaris Submarines before returning to school to graduate from Purdue University with a Master’s Degree. David was then employed with Industrial Nucleonics/Accuray in Ohio.

He then moved to the Copper Country where he retired in 2000 from the Michigan Technological University Library.

Krym enjoyed sports through the years, such as golf, tennis and playing in various softball leagues in Houghton and Ontonagon counties. He was a Boy Scout Leader in the Houghton area for a number of years. Since high school, he enjoyed being a amateur Ham Radio Operator (W8NA). David also enjoyed traveling, being able to visit various parts of Europe, the Middle East and parts of the United States.

In 1984, he was united in marriage to the former Jean Hammary.

Surviving are: His wife, Jean Krym of Chassell; sons: Ryan (Seon) Krym of South Korea and Kyle Krym of Chassell; his beautiful granddaughter, Zooey Krym; his twin sisters, Judy (Nils) Korsnes of Plymouth, and Joan Livingston of South Gate, Mich.; his uncle: John Kaare of Trout Creek; his aunt: Mae Kaare of Livonia, Mich., and Denver, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

As requested by David, no visitation or service will be held.

To view David’s obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net.

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Chassell has been assisting the family with the arrangements.