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Donald Kraus

August 2, 1948 - September 21, 2014
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Wednesday 9/24, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Thursday 9/25, 12:00 pm
Raymond Hill Cemetery
Route 52
Carmel, NY 10512

Donald Kraus, of Carmel, NY passed away on Sunday September 21, 2014 at the age of 66. He was born on August 2, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late William and Dorothy Shea Kraus.Kraus was in the heating and air conditioning business working for Clean Air in Hawthorne, retiring in 2010. HeContinue Reading

Jeanne Moyer left a message on October 8, 2014:
The passing of a classmate is a sudden reminder of how precious life is and how we must seize the moments to create loving memories. I will miss Donald even though our paths seldom crossed since our MHS days. Donald always had a kind word and smile. I'll continue to attend our MHS gatherings and hope that to see more of the MHS 66ers.
Carolyn flatley left a message on October 1, 2014:
Many a year I was santos helper. There was never a more caring, warm,sweet,unpretentious man on earth! He will be sorely missed.4v8sk
Carolyn flatley left a message on October 1, 2014:
Many a year I was santos helper. There was never a more caring, warm,sweet,unpretentious man on earth! He will be sorely missed.4v8sk
Carolyn flatley left a message on October 1, 2014:
Many a year I was santos helper. There was never a more caring, warm,sweet,unpretentious man on earth! He will be sorely missed.4v8sk
Jim Carley left a message on September 27, 2014:
Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there. I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow.I am the diamond glints on snow.I am the sunlight on ripened grain.I am the gentle autumn rain.When you awaken in the morning’s hushI am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry;I am not there. I did not die. ~Mary Elizabeth FryePraying for you Suzanne and your family
Steven Kraus left a message on September 24, 2014:
Just a few weeks ago you were helping me with my broken refrigerator, talking me through the wires to jump and posts to bypass. I was joking with you, hoping you had a second phone handy to call 911 before I took each step for fear I was about to electrocute myself.But it was really just another example of who you were to us all. The definition of what we wish all family to be, never judging, never criticizing, never saying a single bad word about anything we ever did. You were simply there to help whenever we asked, giving whatever we needed. From the important to the mundane, you never cared, you simply stayed with us until we had what we needed.I wish we could ask you to help us with one more thing, because I know we all miss you terribly and need you to help fix the voids in our hearts. We will always miss and love you!
Joseph left a message on September 24, 2014:
Santa even let me sit in his lap- and he gave us all candy canesJust really a great guy
Gerard Kraus left a message on September 23, 2014:
You were the ultimate strong silent type. I am sure that was Carols favorite type of guy. When I needed a baby grand piano moved who did I call "Don"I never heard you raise your voice or say a bad word about anyone. They won't write that about your sister other brothers. God must have had a need for a strong silent type. I know he out ranks us all but brother i WILL MISS YOU
Kathie Paddock left a message on September 23, 2014:
Carol: I am so sorry to hear about Don. Fred and I wish to express our deepest sympathy. We can't believe he's gone. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our prayers and love are with you always. Kathie and Fred
Courtney left a message on September 23, 2014:
Although I didn't know him very well he was always a great pleasure to be around. You will be greatly missed.
katie left a message on September 23, 2014:
love and misss you
suzanne Kraus Mancuso left a message on September 23, 2014:
My Beloved Godfather- I miss you and am so sorry I did not get to say good bye.you were such a wonderful jolly happy person, and you will stay in my heart foreverYou will always be my very favorite satna in heavenMay God Bless you and Keep you safe till me meet againLove Suzy, Joe Kate Jamie & Justinlove forever
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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