Richard Krebs
Richard Krebs

Obituary of Richard A. Krebs

Richard A. Krebs, age 68, passed away unexpectedly walking to his tree stand on his final hunt October 25, 2020.

Rick was born in Rome on May 19, 1952 to Richard and June Krebs. He graduated from Holland Patent High School in 1970. Rick was happily united in marriage to Beverly DeLeonardo on the beautiful beaches of Fort Walton Beach Florida on April 19, 2006.Rick owned and operated Rick’s Body Shop in Floyd, NY for almost 50 years. He was known by his customers as a guy that would go above and beyond. He always made sure everything was just right on each and every car that came through the shop with the help of his right hand man, Mike Hollister.

Rick was one in a million. As a Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Coach and mentor, he touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with. Rick was an avid outdoorsman, and he loved to hunt, fish and cut wood on his land in Camroden.

He coached hundreds of local kids in Youth Football and Baseball who all remember him as a guy that held them to the highest standard, instilled the benefits of hard work, never quitting and why you should always meet another man with a strong and firm handshake. He also helped lead the Holland Patent Babe Ruth Baseball team to a county championship, one of his most proud coaching moments.

Rick will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to call him a friend. He was a Man among Men. He was true to his word, lived with integrity and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Bev; four daughters, Erica (Rick) Meisenhelder of Newport News, VA, Elizabeth (Steve) Pattay of Lynbrook, NY, Chloe Krebs and Ariana Krebs both of Floyd; two sons, Steve (Brianna) Krebs of Floyd, and Josh (Amanda) Krebs of Floyd; his mother, June Krebs of Floyd; grandchildren, Victoria, Brinley, Marcus, Taylor, Dominic, and Teagan; a sister, Lori (Art) Hughes of Holland Patent; two brothers, Jim (Mary) Krebs of Floyd, and Scott (Sue) Krebs of Westmoreland; his mother in law, Anne DeLeonardo; and brothers and sisters in law, Mike (Mary) Hall, Kim (Bob) Harris, Glen Christian, Anna (Bernard) Knopka, Ginny (Dave) Bromsey, Guy (Kelli) DeLeonardo, Tony (Kathy) DeLeonardo, and Bob (Christa) DeLeonardo. He was predeceased by his father, Dick; a brother, Michael Krebs; a sister in law, Theresa Christian; and a special uncle, Hal Hostetter.


Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 AM at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Burial will be in Townsend Cemetery.


Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. Those attending the viewing and/or service are required to have a face covering and adhere to the social distancing guidelines.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NC Pop Warner Football, 9370 State Route 365, PO Box 244, Holland Patent, NY 13354, and/or Northern Community Little League c/o Brian Sturtevant, PO Box 21, Barneveld, NY 13304.


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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Barry Funeral Home
807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-0055

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, October 30, 2020
Barry Funeral Home
807 W. Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States


Townsend Cemetery
State Route 365
Stittiville, New York, United States
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