George A. "Nit" Kress
Published in Evening Sun on August 29, 2011
George A. "Nit" Kress, Jr., 85, formerly of Littlestown died
Sunday morning, August 28, 2011, at Transition Gettysburg, formerly Green
He was the husband of the late Bernice I. Gerrick Kress. Born March 30,
1926, in Adams County, he was the son of the late George A., Sr. and Helen
M. Stavely Kress.
George was a self employed Industrial Caterer for many years and most
recently was employed with Cunningham Falls in Thurmont as a Park Ranger.
Nit served with the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Philippines during WWII.
George is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Riley of Littlestown; granddaughter,
Jamie Riley DeBord of Lancaster; and three sisters, Mary Louise Kress
Hull of Littlestown, Delores Ann Phillippe of North Wales, Pa and Patsy
A. Crouse of Littlestown.
Nit was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert "Dutch" Kress
and Franklin J. "Cork" Kress. Nit was a member of St. Aloysius
Catholic Church, Littlestown and was a member of the V.F.W., American
Legion and F.O.E. all of Littlestown.
George started playing baseball at an early age. He played for the Navy
Seabees in the Philippines from '43-'46 and upon returning home he played
for the original Littlestown team.
In 1948 he was drafted by the St. Louis Browns Farm Team, which was sold
in '54. Today the team is known as the Baltimore Orioles. George's most
notable opponents and teammates were, Joe DiMaggio, Ferris Fain, Billy
Hunter, Bob Turley, Brooks Robinson and Don Larson.
Nit was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius
Catholic Church, Littlestown with The Rev. James M. Sterner celebrant.
There will be No public Viewing.
Inurnment will be private at a later date in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery
with full Military honors conducted by Littlestown Allied Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in George's name may be sent to Amputee
Coalition, 900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 205, Knoxville, TN 37915-2566 or visit
their website www.amputee-coalition.org Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown
is in charge of arrangements.