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Book Cover of Richmond Hill History
Book Cover by William F. Krooss
This book by William F. Krooss has been a most invaluable resource of information on the history of Richmond Hill which he had graciously let use of for the Richmond Hill Historical Society's WebSite.
About William F. Krooss
Born- Richmond Hill, NY November 19th, 1916
Died- Richmond Hill, NY  September 3, 2000

Author and Illustrator of the book entitled- 
"A Peek at Richmond Hill through the Keyhole of Time" with contributions from various Richmond Hill residents. 

WILLIAM F. KROOSS, was a lifelong resident of Richmond Hill, and a honorary member of the Richmond Hill Historical Society. In 1935, following his graduation from Richmond Hill High School and course in retail management at CCNY, he joined the John David Inc. company in Manhattan- with which he was to have a working relationship that spanned three decades- as a clothing salesman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, returning to John David as an assistant advertising manager and artist; completing an I.C.S. course in newspaper illustrating. He later became clothing manager and, ultimately, store manager for the company. Krooss left David in 1965 to manage four stores for Botany Industries' retail division. Retiring from business in 1981 after working locally for Plesser & Sons, he became active in the National Art league (of which he is an officer) and the Richmond Hill Senior Center (where he started a senior citizen art workshop as a volunteer). He also assisted the Police Dept. by doing sketches to I.D. people. Mr. Krooss spent a total of two and a half years researching and writing this history of Richmond Hill. Married in 1945, he is survived by his wife and three children.

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