The Obit For Jim Kraus

James W. Kraus

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 3/12/2009

Age 80, of Zelienople, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Jim was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Shaler High School in 1947. Following graduation he played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates farm team in Florida. He was a branch manager with Pittsburgh National Bank for 28 years at the Fox Chapel, Ambridge & Sewickley offices. He then ended his professional career in real estate with Maronda Homes and with Kennedy/ Meeder Insurance Agency. Jim was an avid golfer and spent his last 28 years with Maria of Hartmann's Deep Valley golf course family in Harmony. He is survived by 2 son, Tom Kraus (Maureen) of Foxboro, MA and Jeff Kraus of Millvale; also 2 grandchildren, James & Ellery Kraus. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM Friday, March 13th at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 2 West Beaver St., Zelienople, PA 16063 with Father Robert M. Miller, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to the GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SVCS., INC., 219 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. On-line condolences & directions at

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