James Patrick


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James Patrick Kraus

Sep 28 1944 - Oct 18 2009

James Patrick Kraus, age 65, of McKinney, Texas, passed away October 18, 2009, in McKinney. James was born September 28, 1944, in Batavia, New York, to Jack R. and Pierina (Cianfrinni) Kraus. He married Brenda S. Downs on July 18, 2008 in McKinney after spending fifteen happy years together. James was a Fayetteville Technical College structural engineering graduate. He worked for HDR for twelve years and also had his own business, Kraus and Associates. James served as a deputy sheriff in Dallas County. He was also a fourth degree grand knight for the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Kraus; son, Joey Kraus and his wife, Racheal; daughters, Lynn Heath and husband, Kevin, and Angel Kielby; brother, Bob Kraus and his wife, Zedena; grandchildren, Raven, Will, Katherine, Zachary, Jacob, and Savanna; nephews, Tony Kraus, Lee Kraus, Shawn Kraus, and Brandon Kraus; nieces, Deanna Kraus and Cori Lenckus; six great-nephews and nieces; dogs, Isabel, a Tibetan Spaniel and Hanna, a Brussels Griffen; and numerous other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, John Anthony Kraus. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009, in St. Gabriel Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas with Father Don Zeiler officiating. Interment will follow at 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2009, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation beginning at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.
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