Leroy R. Kraus, 81 of Lake Wales, FL formerly of Farrell, PA passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 12:50 A.M. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 6, 1928 to the late Howard & Mary Shaffer Kraus. He was preceded in death by his wife, the fromer Catherine M. Grande on March 13, 1988. They were married on August 11, 1951. Leroy had retired from the Sharon Steel Corp. and was a veteran of the Army serving from 1951 to 1953 in the Korean War. He was a member of the Haines City American Legion and Haines City Moose Lodge. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Mary Ann Kraus of Celebration, FL, 2 granddaughters, Kathryn and Jessica Kraus, a sister Mary Richardson of Sewickley, PA, and 3 brothers, Howard Kraus of Pittsburgh, James Kraus of Allison Park, PA and Robert Kraus of Mt. Pleasant, PA. Leroy was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Dolby and a brother Charles Kraus. Friends may call at the Tomon Funeral and Cremation Services in the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State Street, Sharon, PA on Monday from 5 to 8 P.M. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11 A.M. with Fr. Stanley Swacha of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Interment will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery.
Mike & Malinda Sever
Dave and family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are in our thoughts.
Dr. John Kiefer
Dave & Mary Ann,
Sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. I have often wondered how he was doing when I drove by the old house on Washington St.
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