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Dr. Joseph D. Krantzler

Dr. Joseph D. Krantzler

d. July 14, 2022

Audubon, PA

Dr. Joseph “Joe” David Krantzler, a Cardiologist and resident of Audubon, PA passed away unexpectedly on July 14th 2022 at the age of 70.

Dr. Krantzler is survived by his wife of 26 years Sandra Krantzler, his children Kenneth, Alexandra, Samuel, Sarina and husband Luke Lightner, his brother Alan and husband Frank Potash, sister-in-law Cherie Krantzler-Johns, multiple nieces and nephews, and a tremendous community of loving friends, colleagues, and patients. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helene Krantzler and his brothers, Daniel and Jay Krantzler.

Dr. Krantzler was born in Johnstown, PA.  He attended Forest Hills High School and graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He went on to study medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico and graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1979, specializing in Internal Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Krantzler dedicated over 40 years to treating patients with compassion, thoughtfulness, and dignity. He was a highly respected member of the Pottstown area medical community, practicing at Pottstown Medical Specialists (PMSI), Phoenixville Hospital, Pottstown Hospital where he was Chief of Medical Staff from 1995-97, and most recently Tower Health Cardiology in Limerick, PA.

Joe was a loving father, supportive husband, and loyal friend for those fortunate enough to know him.  He was passionate about wine collecting, Penn State football, gardening, and skiing. He had an exuberance for life, new and interesting cuisine, music, and most notably The Beatles. His enjoyment of a sunny day on the beach, a glass of wine after a long day of work, and a challenging crossword puzzle on Sunday mornings was only surpassed when sharing these simple pleasures with friends and loved ones.

Joe truly enjoyed meeting and learning about people; his family would describe him as someone “who could enter an elevator full of strangers and leave with new friends.”

His was a life well-lived and a great legacy reminding us all to do the same.

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Funeral services will be held privately on Sunday, July 17, at 1 PM EST, and may be viewed online at 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association at


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