Ted Krellner
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Theodore J. "Ted" Krellner, 66, of 797 Old West Creek Road, Emporium died Saturday February 5, 2011. He was born July 27, 1944 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph krellner and Margaret Cooney Krellner, who survives.  On January 25, 1974 in St. Marks Church, Emporium he married Annice Gorman Krellner, who survives. 
Surviving in addition to his wife, Annice Krellner of Emporium
Four sons: Todd, Michael, James, and David
Three daughters: Katherine, Kelly, and Margaret
Five sisters: Sandra, Mrs. Frank Metzler
Evelyn, Mrs. Charles "Bud" Krug
Patricia, Mrs. Carl Pfeufer, all of St. Marys,
Susanne, Mrs. William Astley of Omaha, NE, and Paula, Mrs. Dan Micale of  Kersey
Two brothers: Justin of Coudersport and Brian of DuBois. 
He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Krellner in 1986 and a sister Kathy Krellner Wilson in 2003.
A graduate of Penn State University with a BS/MS in electrical engineering and the University of Pittsburgh with an MBA in Business. He was employed at GE Sensing as Chief Engineer of the entire GE Sensing Global operation, having traveled to India, China, Great Britain and Korea. He is  the inventor of three awarded US Patents: In Feb, of 1998 a "Temperature Sensor Probe" (An improved apparatus for measuring temperature in a location remote from the observer); in Sept. of 2009 an "Infrared Sensor Calibration System & Method" (provides a new sensor calibration technique and system immune to temperature variations); in Sept.of 2009 a "Sensor System & Method" (capable of continuous gathering of pertinent data , e.g. the level of oxygen present in a gaseous environment, while still maintaining accuracy), currently being used in surveillance and medical alarms. Two additional patents have been applied for.   He also holds two Korean patents.
He is the author of many White Papers and thermistor articles published in major electronics magazines,   He has written numerous procedural manuals and computer programs for use within the company. One withstanding the test of time was a computer program (1985) that links temperature and resistance from a number of parameters that is still used daily by engineers throughout the GE infrastructure. He presented "SMT Power Thermistors" at the Surface Mount International Conference in San Jose, CA in August  1998.   
He was a former member of the Board of Directors at Keystone Carbon Co., & former CEO of Keystone Thermometrics, he served on the UL 1434 Committee that regulates thermistor standards, was past chairman of the EIA (Electronic Industries Association) and the local IEEE chapter,  and was a registered professional engineer and licensed land surveyor and member of the PA Society of Land Surveyors.  He was past chairman of the Cameron Co. Planning Commission, and past president of ELCAM (sheltered workshop).       
Ted  loved his work and was very dedicated to it. He continued working throughout the duration of his illness.  His most recent new product, a "Diesel Particulate Sensor," was launched in Dec. 2010, and  will be used industry-wide in heavy equipment and diesel trucks ,  functioning as a detector and cleaner of debris in the smoke stacks of diesel engines.    He  had a vast knowledge of thermistors,  from having mastered the intricacies of  their design (sometimes testing the products in his own personal vehicle)  to their manufacture  and discovering useful applications for these temperature sensing devices,  including medical, automotive and appliance. He had many major accomplishments throughout his career, a small sampling of which were designing,  validating, testing and putting into production a thermistor/terminal assembly that could be directly inserted molded over, eliminating the need for a separate thermistor and lead assembly; and early development of all-plastic sensors to replace the older, more expensive AC sensors.    His co-workers joked that "there was no time for celebration-no matter how big the success.  Ted would just put the finished project in the bottom drawer of his desk and go straight to the next project," 
     On a personal level,  Ted had a kind-hearted and amiable personality, and although  he had a highly scientific mind, he often displayed an understated quick wit and could spot the humor in many situations.
     There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass  of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday (February 8, 2011) at 10:30 AM at St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium.  Arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral Home, Inc.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.Net  




Left by Judy Hallowell on 2/6/11

Annice and family,
My sincere condolences on your loss. May your faith and the prayers of family and friends, help at this very difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers...

Left by June and Joel Caldwell [email protected] on 2/6/11

Dear Krellner Family,

Sorry to learn of your loss. May your faith be as strong as Ted's to help you through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joel, June, Phil and Mere

Left by Missy & John Whitcomb & family on 2/6/11

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. 

Left by Caitlin Miller on 2/6/11

I am so sorry for your loss. All my love and prayers go to one of the strongest families I have ever met. 

Left by Dale and Alice Slottje on 2/6/11

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Left by Jim, Pat, Darrin, and Jami Kempher on 2/7/11

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

Left by Dave & Lynn Summerson & Family on 2/7/11

Dear Krellner Family;
We are very sorry to hear of Teddy's passing. Please know your family is in our prayers so you may get through this most difficult time in your lives. God be with you and give you strength.

Left by Joseph & Vivian Rosette [email protected] on 2/7/11

Krellner Family.
Our Prayers and Sympathy are with all at this sad time.

Left by Bob & Theresa Dayton on 2/7/11

To the Krellner family:
How sad we are to hear of your husband/fathers passing. What a gentle and kind man he was. You all are a testament to him - a beautiful family. May his faith and kindness always stay with you.

Left by Patti Fleischman on 2/7/11

Dear Annice and family,

Our deepest symapthy in this time of loss. Will remember you in our prayers.

With you in God's love,

Left by Cameron County Planning Commission [email protected] on 2/7/11

Annice and Family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on Ted's passing. He has been and will continue to be missed on the Cameron County Planning Commission. He was instrumental in writing and helping in the revisions of the County Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance among many other things! He was a great asset to the County. His expertise/knowledge cannot be put into words.
Nick Botera, Jr., Vice President
Lynn Crosby, Treasurer
Dr. Joseph Blackburn
Jeff Ream
Ken Straub
Danny Ball
Hollis Langley
Dale Lewis
Brenda Munz-Recording Secretary


Left by Alice (English) Hill on 2/7/11

Dear Annice,
I'm sorry to hear of Ted's passing. May you find comfort and strength knowing that he is now in the arms of God.


Left by Phil and Kim Jones on 2/7/11

Sitting in on the Planning Commission meetings as the rep. for the Commissioners office, it became obvious to me very quickly of Ted's knowledge and dedication (25+ volunteer yrs.) to the Planning Commission and the County. He will be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Left by Paul and Beth Malizia & Family on 2/7/11

Anise and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ted and want you to know that we are praying for him as well as all of you. 
Much love to you all!

Left by Ann & Fred Bignell on 2/7/11

Annise & family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Please know that you are is our thoughts and our prayers.

Left by Brenda Munz on 2/7/11

Annice and Children,
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your husband/father. Since we've lived in West Creek, It was a common site to see your dad taking the dog for a stroll (in his orange camo everything during the winter ha-ha). He always had a smile and friendly hello whenever he passed by. May your family memories stay with you and console you in your time of need.
Love, The Munz Family
Tom, Brenda, Justin & Brent

Left by Sarah and Mike Van Sleet on 2/7/11

Dear Krellner family:

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and our prayers.


Left by harriet stolz on 2/7/11

We cannot be all things to all people, but I wish I were close enough to you to comfort you.

Hugs to you and all of your children I taught in school.

Left by Leo & Ethel (Dolaway) Hanes on 2/7/11

Dear Annice and Family. We are so very saddened to learn of Ted's passing. Such a loss to so many. Please know that you have our sincerest sympayhy. Leo & Ethel

Left by Fred and Cathy Trumbull Jr. on 2/7/11

Dear Krellner Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ted was a great guy and will be fondly remembered.

Left by Rocco Petrilli on 2/7/11

I was deeply saddened to learn of Ted's passing. 

He was a gifted man and solid spirit who brought a sense of security to all whom he touched.

My symapthies and prayers go out to his familiy.

Left by Pat O\'Brien [email protected] on 2/7/11

Dear Krellner Family,
I was one of Ted's high school classmates. He was an incredible person who cast a huge shadow. We will all be lessened by his passing, and the world will be diminished bythe loss of a great man. My prayers are with you. 

Left by Ben & Peggy Hoffman on 2/7/11

Dear Annice and family,
Ted has been in our prayers for many weeks. We have many fond memories: singing at your wedding, sharing baby stories after Todd was born & we were expecting, the "rototiller business", how well Ted treated Ben as his boss/mentor, running into Ted at Bi-Lo and Wal-Mart...
It was an honor and privilege to have known him, and we believe that the world is a better place for his having lived in it.
Our prayers are now with you, your children and your family.
Ben & Peggy Hoffman

Left by Doug, Cindy, Lauren, Douglas, Jonthan, & Jacob Cook on 2/7/11

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Left by Judy and Charlie Zettek on 2/7/11

Dear Krellner Family,
Sending our sincere sympathy. Know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Left by Tom and Kathy Krug Sr. on 2/8/11

I was saddened to hear of Ted's passing. I will always consider him a great mentor for me having worked with him on the designs on many thermistor assemblies and products. May your memories of Ted always be pleasant.

Left by Marilyn Deppen on 2/8/11

To my student, David, and the Krellner family I send heartfelt wishes today on the loss of Mr. Krellner. May the care and concern others provide a measure of support at this difficult time.

Left by Jose Luis Ramirez [email protected] on 2/8/11

He is with God now
Rest in Peace.. I have the previlege to work with Mr. Krellner, 
Jose Luis Ramirez, GE Tijuana; Mexico

Left by Sarah White and Family on 2/8/11

Aunt Annice and Family, 
You all have been in my thoughts and prayers for some time now and even more so today.Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. He will be greatly missed. 

Left by Jim Arnold [email protected] on 2/8/11

I am saddened to learn of Ted's passing. I worked with Teddy for many years, and found him to be a brilliant man with a sly wit. Although I hadn't seen or spoken to him in over 10 years, he was a guy you never could forget. My sympathy and prayers are with the Krellner family.

Left by Andy Hutchinson on 2/8/11

Sadly, I will no longer have the pleasure of Ted's knowledge and humor on solving difficult problems. As a fellow Chief Engineer at GE, I have learnt much from Ted. Not only what to do but sometimes not what to do.

The simple truth is that Ted was a very nice man and was universlly respected and welcomed by everyone. I can think of no better legacy.

Left by Doug McFalls [email protected] on 2/8/11

To the Krellner family. I will always fondly remember Ted saying "So what did you sell today? It always grounded you. He will be missed but fondly remembered. I leave you with an old Scottish saying.

"Perhaps my time seemed all too brief 
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. 

If my parting has left a void 
Then fill it with remembered joy.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow 
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow."

Doug McFalls 

Left by Fred and Carlos at Caterpillar Inc. on 2/8/11

To the Krellner family, please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of Ted. He was an outstanding professional and an amazing person. We were blessed to have the opportunity to know him and work with him.

Left by Bob and Cookie Nussbaum on 2/8/11

Dear Krellner Family

We were very sorry to learn of Ted's passing. We were both classmates of Teds. He was a very smart and friendly man. I know he will be greatly missed, but we want you to know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family. God Bless Everyone.

Left by Ed & Helen Young [email protected] on 2/8/11

Pat, Carl and family. So sorry to hear about your brother. Sincere sympathy to all of your family. Only found out today or I would have sent a card.
Love from TN

Left by Cindy Summerson on 2/8/11

Annice and Family,
My heart goes out to all of you. Teddy was one of a kind. You are in our prayers.

Left by Dick and Christine (Sorg) Sweeney on 2/8/11

Our deepest symapthy in this time of loss. We will remember you in our prayers.
Dick & Crhis


Left by Dan Sorg family on 2/8/11

Annice and Family,
We were saddened to hear 
of Ted's passing. It is difficult to
watch your loved one fade away, but be consoled that you were able to help him through his transition to a more glorious life. It is a testament of the love you have for him, and the trust he had in you.

Left by Darrell Pearson on 2/9/11

Sad to see such a bright man pass at and early age. Ted was a good man and i am glad i got to know him. Sorry for your loss. 

Left by Maurus and Rose Sorg [email protected] on 2/9/11

From what we understand Ted put up a valiant fight with the same "no nonsense" philosophy that he lived his life with. I always considered him a quiet exceptionally competent individual who did amazing things with relative ease, sometimes not understanding why others could not be the same. He was the first person that I knew that had a 10-speed bike, knew how to take apart a car engine, and yet be able to speak about physics and such in theoretical terms.

Living a life with an unassuming attitude is an honorable thing, and that is why he deserves honor, even with his passing.

Maurus and Rose Sorg

Left by Mary & Solveson on 2/9/11

We are so sad for your family. You had a great husband & father, he'll live within you forever.

Left by Ann Bauer on 2/10/11

Dear Mrs. Krellner, Susie & Pat,

We were so sorry to hear about Ted's passing. Please accept our most sincere sympathy on your loss. 

Ann and Wayne Bauer

Left by Fr. Rice on 2/12/11

Ted achieved much in this life, and was a model for the younger generation.
My condolences to Annice and the family. For Ted and for all of you, my prayers! 
Fr. Rice

Left by Steve Marconi on 2/13/11

To Ted's Family

Ted will be missed by us all. He was kind and always helped when you needed him. 
I respected his intelligence as well as his sharp humor.

May his life be an example to us all. May you find peace and comfort that he would have wanted for us all.