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Death in our diocesan family: Lee Albert Krug

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With sadness we share the news of the death of Lee Albert Krug, the wife of the late Rev. Philip Krug.

Born in Chattanooga, TN, the only child of Jessie Dill and Harry Lee Albert, Lee received her B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1951 she married Philip Sinclair Krug, and they moved to Massachusetts and became the parents of four children.

Lee was active in ministry at Christ Church, Cambridge, MA and St. Peter’s Church, Weston, MA. In 1976 Lee and Phil moved to Montvale, NJ, becoming a part of St. Paul’s Church, where Lee was the editor of their parish newsletter for 14 years.

Lee entered a midlife career as a psychotherapist. She obtained a certificate in pastoral counseling from the Blanton-Peale Institutes division in Cranford, NJ, and continued her education at Seton Hall University, where she received an Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. For 30 years she was on the staff of Community Counseling Service in Park Ridge, NJ, being a therapist to individuals, couples and families, and a facilitator of groups.

Beginning in 2003, Lee and Phil became members of Christ Church, Hackensack. She was elected to the vestry, was a chalicer, lector, healing minister, and co-chairman of adult education. Forward Movement Publications published a booklet by her, Forty Days of Lent, 2006, which was distributed all over the country. She was invited to preach at churches of various denominations throughout the Pascack Valley and gave many sermons at Christ Church.

Lee was predeceased by her husband Phil, to whom she was married for 63 years; and survived by her children, Stefan, Adrienne, Corbin and Kevin, and their spouses; and by nine grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be mailed to Kevin Krug, 6006 Anniston Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 or emailed to

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Hackensack later this summer on a date to be announced.

God, our Father, we thank you that you have made each of us in your own image, and given us gifts and talents with which to serve you. We thank you for Lee, the time we shared with her, the good we saw in her, the love we received from her. Now give us strength and courage, to leave her in your care, confident in your promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.