Arthur Krebs

Arthur Krebs

Arthur Krebs, 91, a 55-year resident of Cranford, died April 24, 2011.

A pioneer in the plastics industry, Mr. Krebs designed aircraft propellers for Curtis Propeller during World War II. After the war, he was the chief engineer for Pyro Plastics in Union, where he designed injection molding machines, followed by 22 years as vice president of custom molding sales for Bestway Products in Mountainside. He retired from Fabricated Plastics in Morristown in 1993.

He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Sharon, in 2007, he is survived by two sons, Jeffrey of Ramsey and Ian of Georgia, and a granddaughter.

Services were held April 27 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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