Karl Heinz Hruby, 87, Ford Motor Co. retiree, caregiver to the mentally challenged

By on November 29, 2017

Karl Heinz Hruby, 87, went home to his Heavenly Father peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Reading.

Karl was born in Czechoslovakia, a son of the late Karl and Gabrielle (Schaeffer) Hruby, and moved to Germany after World War II. He later immigrated to the United States and was a longtime resident of Norristown. Upon retirement, he moved his family to Terre Hill.

Karl retired from Ford Motor Company in 1997 and remained active as a caregiver to mentally challenged individuals at Lynch Homes until 2011.

Karl was preceded in death by his wife: Patricia Anne Hruby; and son: Paul Osmond Hruby.

Karl was a loving grandfather and devoted servant of Christ Jesus.

He is survived by his sister: Uli Schwinghammer of Haar, Germany; a son: Carl Hruby of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a daughter: Karin, wife of Buddy Rossi of Terre Hill; and four grandchildren: Ralph, Benjamin, Lauren, and Micah, all of Terre Hill.

He will be remembered for his smile even in the midst of illness, for his sense of humor, and for loving his family well.

His funeral was held Nov. 27 at Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill. Interment followed in the Terre Hill Cemetery.

To send the family online condolences visit groffeckenroth.com. Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, was in charge of the arrangements.

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