The memory of a former Sandstone man, Jeffrey Krantz, was recently honored in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Jeffrey passed away six years ago, and on the anniversary of his passing on June 5th, a newly constructed conference room where he was a microbiologist for the Food & Drug Administration was dedicated in his name. Jeff is the son of Arlen and Karen Krantz of Sandstone.
Attending the dedication ceremony were Karen, Heather (his widow), Jason Krantz (his brother), and children, Brianna and Noah.
At the ceremony one of Jeff’s co-workers, Bill Burke, spoke saying, “It is a fitting tribute to a man who touched the lives of the many professionals who have worked GCSL (Gulf Coast Seafood Lab). As I have said on numerous occasions, we’re a family and Jeff is a member of our family and will always remain so. We miss our brother who has gone on to be with our Heavenly Father but still remains in our hearts.
Jeff’s legacy is our memory on how he made us feel and that feeling remains to this day. For those of you who did not have the privilege to meet Jeff, I can sum up who Jeff was in just one word, love. He loved his God, he loved his family, he loved his friends, and he loved what he was doing for the mission of the FDA and the Gulf Coast Seafood Lab.
Upon completion of this new building and when it came time to name this new building, it was an easy selection. So in tribute to Jeff and his legacy, I dedicated this building in his memory and suitable name it the Jeffrey A. Krantz conference room, and in honor of him, will be fitted with this plaque that contains his image of what he loved to do.”