William Roland Kroah

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William Kroah

William Roland Kroah (Rev. Deacon Polycarp) – He was born April 19, 1960 and passed from this life on January 10, 2020. Bill spent most of his life in Southern California having moved permanently to the Tacoma area in August 2019.

He was a faithful servant in the Eastern Orthodox Church where he joyfully served for many years having been ordained to the Diaconate in July of 2018.

Bill enjoyed reading, wood working, riding his Harley, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, Rev. Gary & Carol Kroah, wife, Darlene Kroah, children, Austin Kroah, Kayla (Stephen) Christian, Daniel (Shelby) Kroah, Sean Kroah, grandchildren, Liam, Aiden, Toliver, Lucy, Samson, Emmett, and Astrid, sister,  Rebecca (Rev. Michael) Duncan, sister, Carolyn (Robert) image of William Roland KroahHickey, and many nieces and God children.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 15th, 10 am at The Three Holy Hierarchs Romanian Orthodox Church in Mountlake Terrace, WA. Burial will take place at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup, WA.

May his memory be eternal!

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local blood bank, The Benroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, or to The City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

8 Responses to “William Roland Kroah”

  • Darlene Kroah says:

    Until we meet again, my love. Memory Eternal!! ☦️☦️☦️

  • Phyllis Baca says:

    Bill will be sorely missed. I’m so grateful to have been a part of his last days. I rejoice that he is healed and with Jesus!

  • Elizabeth Reeves says:

    How bravely you fought, with smiles all the way through.

    May your family feel your loving spirit forever eternally.

    My heart is broken for you Darlene

  • Linda Rhodes Stoll says:

    May he rest in paradise. Sending prayers Darlene, for you & your family. ❤️

  • David Arnspiger says:

    Farewell my friend. You will be missed by many and forgotten by none.

  • Skeet and Lola Stoughton says:

    God bless you all with His peace, strength and most of all His comfort. Bill was such a wonderful person and nephew. Rest in the Lord, sweet Bill.

  • Alina says:

    From all of us at St. Anne’s Orthodox Church, Pomona, CA: what a ray of sunshine you’ve both been from the moment you walked into our church, 8 years ago and how you’ve transformed us. Beautiful church services, all the love you’ve never ceased to express wherever with us in person or far away, the beautiful work Fr. Deacon did for our church making every corner look better than when he found it, his your uplifting words of Sermon or any advice and encouragement for all of us, the smiles, jokes. List goes on.
    Memory Eternal, dear Fr. Deacon.
    Darlene, our love is with you and your wonderful family.

  • Nora says:

    Dn Polycarp, you and your family have been such a big part of my life when I was at Carpenters Co and St Peters. You are so unique and a breath of fresh air. Now you are breathing in the crystal pure presence of God, as you are now part of the Church Triumphant.
    You will be so missed, even by people like me so far away. Thank you for visiting me in my dream, reminding me how special you are and worthy of our love and prayers.
    Memory Eternal, Dn Polycarp!

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