Edward H. Kris

November 16, 1923 - September 3, 2019

Edward H. Kris, age 95, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Born in Maspeth, New York on November 16, 1923, he was a son to the late Anthony and Walentyne Kryzwicki.  He enlisted in the US Navy after high school.  Following his military service, he successfully completed mechanical engineering studies at the New York University.  Ed started his career with Allis Chambers Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and retired from the DuPont Company after 38 years.

He enjoyed sailing and competitively raced in numerous PHRF events on the Chesapeake and the Atlantic. He is a past commander of the Northeast River and Wilmington Sail and Power Squadrons (US Power Squadron affiliates). Throughout his boating career, Ed was well regarded for his commitment to educating others about boating and all things nautical. Following retirement, he enjoyed relaxing with family and sailing on his boat, Cygnet. In his later years, he became a member of the Delaware R/C Club, building and flying remote-controlled model aircraft.

Ed is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Wilson Kris; his step-son Michael Hollis, and his brother John Kriz. He is survived by his three children, C. David Sharpless III (Barbara), Martin Kris, and P. Lynn Pyle (Ernie); six grandchildren, Patricia S. Hall (Glenn), C. David Sharpless IV, Nicholas Pyle (Tijen), Jennifer Kris, P. Jillian Pyle and Robert W. Kris; as well as four great grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. The family wishes to thank the staff of Millcroft Nursing facility for their care and support.


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4 Condolences for Edward H. Kris

  • Lynn,
    So sorry to hear this news. May God and His Angels bring you comfort and healing! Cling tight to your memories and look to the Day of The Resurrection. I will remember your family in my prayers!
    Love, Sonia

  • Lynn, so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was very much like my Dad. I miss him every day. He will always be in your heart with your mom.

  • Sorry for your loss. My husband, Scott Hicks, and I worked with Mr. Kris at DuPont Red Mill Road Bldg. What a wonderful man & person, may he Rest In Peace. My husband, Scott, passed in 2009. All my best.

  • Hey Martin,
    So sorry for your loss. I hope you are doing ok; I don’t think I saw you at the last reunion. I am doing ok. Retired last year, had both knees replaced and now going to the beach a lot! I live in NC. I still follow the Delaware news eventho I haven’t lived there for over 20 years. I am still in contact with Shirl Kennedy, Kathy Johns, Lynn Ida and Debbie Dickson. Again, I am so sorry.