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(Enlarge) Joseph Bart Kraus Sr.

Joseph Bart Kraus, Sr., 73, of Gettysburg, Pa., died Oct. 29, 2009 at Carroll Hospice Dove House.  

Born June 13, 1936 in Baltimore he was the son of the late Mary Murphy Kraus and Frederick Kraus.  

He is survived by his wife Carole J. Kraus.  

Before retiring he was a Baltimore City firefighter.  He served in the Army and was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 2551 in McSherrystown and Reese Community and Vol. Fire Company.  

He was also a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Bonneaville, Pa.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws Joseph Bart Kraus, Jr. of Pasadena, Michael F. and Verna Leigh Kraus of Gettysburg, Steven M. and Annmarie Kraus of Gettysburg, brother Michael F. Kraus of Perry Hall and sister Mary Meck of Baltimore.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers James P. Kraus and Frederick Kraus.

The family received friends at the Fletcher Funeral Home, Westminster.  A Christian wake service was also held at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 12 E. Hanover St., Bonneaville, with Father Caesar Belchez as celebrant.  Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens with military honors.  

Contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 or to Reese Community and Vol. Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhome.net.  


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