Kenneth B. KrakoffApril 13, 1925 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 92)
Kenneth B. Krakoff passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Ebeid Hospice, Toledo, Ohio at the age of 92. Ken Krakoff was the son of Morris & Frieda Krakoff, immigrant parents who had settled in Barnesville in southern Ohio. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II and again in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Between the wars, he completed college and dental school at The Ohio State University, married his wife of 69 years, Corinne (Goldman) Krakoff, and settled in Toledo, Ohio where the couple lived happily, and raised a family since 1950. Dr. Krakoff’s life was notable for his professional achievements, his life-long
commitment to his community and his family. His early professional career was highlighted by having been chosen as one of a group of only six Air Force dentists to participate in a special surgical program at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC to treat soldiers and airmen with serious injuries. During this period, he also served as Chief of Oral Surgery at the US Air Force Hospital, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina. Returning to Toledo after the Korean War, he began his private practice. Kenneth Krakoff practiced dentistry in Toledo until retiring in 2015 at the age of ninety and he often noted that he had some families for whom he had cared for four generations as patients. Dr. Krakoff was deeply involved in health care and dental health issues in Toledo and Northwest Ohio throughout his entire career. Over the years, he served as President of the Toledo Dental Society and Chairman of Dentistry at The Toledo Hospital. He also served as Chairman of Dentistry and Program Director of General Practice Dentistry at Medical College of Ohio Hospital, a program he was instrumental in founding and whose first funding was received via a grant he had developed. Among the other civic activities in which Ken Krakoff
was involved were his work as an officer and board member of the Lucas County Unit of the American Cancer Society, his role as President and board member of the Health Planning Association of Northwest Ohio and numerous advisory roles for organizations such as Promedica, Inc., the Cancer Network of Northwest Ohio, the Ohio Unit of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, and the Toledo Society of Dentistry for Children. Dr. Krakoff was a frequent lecturer and speaker on subjects related to dentistry, health care and cancer care, and he also published occasional papers on these subjects. He was the recipient of many awards during his professional career for his work in his profession and his community from organizations as diverse as the Health Planning Association of Northwest Ohio and the American Cancer Society as well as for his involvement in public policy issues with the House Majority Trust of the US House of Representatives, the Presidential Small Business Commission and the Congressional Physicians Advisory Board. He was listed as a noteworthy individual in publications such as the International Who’s Who of Professionals, Marquis Who’s Who in the Midwest, America and the World, and he was also listed
in Great Britain’s 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century. Kenneth Krakoff was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife, Corinne (Goldman); sons, David (Atlanta, Georgia) and Steven (Columbus, Ohio); daughters-in-law, Diane (Butts) Krakoff, Lorna (McGuire) Krakoff; grandchildren, John Krakoff, Whitney Randall, Ryan Fair, Taylor Townsend, James Ross Townsend, Kathryn Krakoff, Sarah Krakoff; great-grandchildren, Isabel Randall, Caroline Randall, and Emma Rae Randall; and brother, Irwin Krakoff (Savannah, Georgia). A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Temple Shomer Emunim, 6453 West Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560. There will be no Shiva. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio or the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home.
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