Herbert Kruger Jr.
Herb Kruger was an integral part of the East Pennsboro family who passed away in 2007. He was a 1953 graduate of Enola High School and after graduation furthered his education by taking courses in Electronics, Microprocessors, and Customer Service. He was hired by United Telephone right out of high school and after three years, Herb found a new home at Pitney Bowes where he worked for 34 years as a Field Manager. Never one content to relax, Herb started his own company, Creative Computer Support.
Throughout his life, Herb was always involved in his community and this service took many forms. Whether he served as a scout master, a community board member or an organization participant, people could always count on Herb to be a leader. He was actively involved in the Enola Sportsmen Association, the American Legion Post 751, and a founding member of the East Pennsboro Education Association.
As a member of the Enola/East Pennsboro Alumni Association, Herb was instrumental in the creation and printing of the organization’s first Alumni Directory which helped grads find their peers and serves as a historical document of our former students. For this project, he was presented with a plaque by the Alumni Association for his efforts in creating and maintaining membership records.
Much of Herb’s retirement was devoted to the preservation and promotion of East Pennsboro’s history. This passion was fulfilled in 1999 when Herb established the Historical Society of East Pennsboro. He continued to support the Historical Society by writing publications and giving presentations in the community about local history. In addition to founding the Historical Society, Herb inspired others to volunteer their time to preserve the artifacts, photographs, records, and oral history of East Pennsboro. Thanks to his dedication, the Historical Society now has more than 600 members and these members will continue to contribute to the community long after Herb’s passing. Herb’s contributions were recognized with awards from the East Pennsboro Board of School Directors, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Cumberland County Historical Society, and Central Pennsylvania College presented him with an Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Herb’s years of service to the community serve are an inspiration to the students and citizens of East Pennsboro.