Ted S. Kroto Jr.


Posted: Friday, August 05, 2005


  Ted S. Kroto Jr.

Ted S. Kroto Jr.

Longtime Soldotna resident Ted S. Kroto Jr. died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, of complications from a seizure disorder at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 25.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be at the Monfor Cemetery in North Kenai. A potluck will follow the burial at Fort Kenay. Pallbearers include Justin Trenton, David Kroto, Joseph Freel, Joshua Freel, Roy Trenton and Marvin Kroto.

Mr. Kroto was born Aug. 20, 1979, in Anchorage, where he was raised. He graduated from Save High School. He lived in Tyonek and Nikiski and worked as a roustabout for Peak Oilfield Services and for Pollard Wire Line from 2000 to 2001. He was a member of the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai. He enjoyed basketball and swimming with his children.

“Ted was devoted to providing the best life for his wife, Gina, and his children, Brandon and Lillian. He was a honest and caring husband and very loving father. He held not only his immediate family but also his brothers and sisters with high regard. Ted, we love you very much and will always keep you in our prayers,” his family said.

Mr. Kroto was preceded in death by his brother, Adam Warren Kroto; and mother, Bertha K. Kroto.

He is survived by his wife, Gina Cole-Kroto and children, Brandon and Lillian Kroto, all of Soldotna; father, Ted S. Kroto Sr. of Anchorage; brothers, David L. Kroto of Anchorage and Justin Trenton of Nikiski; sisters, Vanessa N. Kroto of Anchorage and Ivory Trenton and Dyann Leurett, both of Nikiski; grandparents, Adam and Violet Kroto of Tyonek and David and Virginia Trenton of Nikiski; brothers-in-law, Joseph and Joshua Freel of Soldotna; sister in-law, Jessica Grimaldi of Kenai; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Kroto’s memory to Gina Cole-Kroto, P.O. Box 4312, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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