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David M. Kraus
  • Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Dave to:
  • Dakin Animal Shelter
    171 Union Street
    Springfield, MA 01105

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“I literally just found out about David's passing.My sincerest condolences to the family. ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Lou Rabinowitz - Westfield, MA

“so sorry to hear about david cathy-i'm thinking of you michelle mchugh from BWH ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: michelle mchugh

“I just heard about David today, and have to say that I am so sorry. He fought the good fight, and made such an effort while in house at Brigham. It...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Monica Crowley - Boston, MA

“I met Dave through our mutual love of monster movies, and was always thrilled to see him at our NH screenings, honored that he'd make the trek north...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Mark Nelson - Keene, NH - Friend

“I too was a classmate of Dave's and I was so sad to hear of his passing. Reading about him, it seems that he lived his entire life just as I...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Cathy Kagan

“The STCC Telecomunications Class of 91 was like The Breakfast Club. My memories of Dave are fun. Hysterical. Driven. Witty. He made the group...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Jason Strempek - Burlington, VT

“I never got to meet Dave in person...we were internet friends, on different coasts. But that didn't hinder me fron enjoying and appreciating his...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Thinking of you Kathy during this difficult time. My sympathy to his family. I knew of him and his sisters through school. ”
8 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara Dice Manning

“Remembering Yog....sitting on your couch with all your "friends" surrounding you; that is my memory, my favorite memory ~ from the first day we met,...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Sara Gasparrini - Monson, MA

David learning to shoot a Civil War Musket “I am still in shock that David lost this battle he had fought for too long. He was such a big & kind,gentle man with a heart bigger than the ocean....Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Deborah Martin - Hatfield, MA

“Dave,you will be sadly missed,it was nice to know you and you made me laugh,my prayers go out to your family. ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: Paul Wojcik - Chicopee, MA

“my thought and prayers are with you.i grew up with david since elementary school.he was a fun loving guy.he will be missed ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: mike viens - chicopee, MA

“Mrs. Kraus, Diane, Karen and family, Please accept our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We have many memories of David from years ago as...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen/Diane so sorry for your loss. David was a great guy. He's in a much better place, and I know you know that. You're both in our prayers ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Cheryl (underwood) Aluxek - MA

“My heart breaks for you and the loss of your precious David. You are in my prayers and may God give you grace and surround you with His love! ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Gail Morrissey - Monson, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss David will be missed ”
16 of 39 | Posted by: Kenny Morse

“One time Uncle David decided he'd come visit me at college in North Adams to see the TV studio and where I edited. I too was getting a degree in TV...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Marissa (Little Z) Moussette - MA

“Kathy and Kraus family; Such a loss, I am so sad for you. Dave was fun and giving. Peace to you. ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Amy Phillips - West Springfield, MA

“My Navy and TV buddy. Such a great person...he will be missed. Kathy, my old friend, my thoughts are with you.Scott HallWoronoco Ma ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“YSOTT, an acronym known mostly to Dave and I and only the closest people in our lives. I'll miss you buddy, give my best to your Dad and know someday...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Tom Martin - Cologne, Germany

“Karen & Family, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Michelle Downie ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: Michelle Downie - Chicopee, MA

“I had know David for many years both within the VA and on a personal side. Marion I send you my Deepest Sympathy, RIP David ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Dennis OConnor - Westfield, MA

“Kathy, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Let the wonderful memories of the times you and Dave had together to help you through this...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Christine Zdonek - Easthampton, MA

“I had the extream pleasure of serving with Dave onboard the USS Connole... In fact he sold me my first car that he owned.. a 1982 Firebird, I'm...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Robert Kilkenny - chicago, IL

“A spirited life gone way too soon. My heart goes out to you Kathy and all of your family. I worked with Dave at WVIT and will forever remember his...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Kimberly Caldwell Kehoe - CT

“How we adored, Dave. We are so terribly saddened by his passing. Thankfully he is at peace but our hearts go out to his wife whom we know he wanted...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Katie & Eric Wilkinson - Seattle, WA

“My heart goes out to you & your family During this difficult loss Kathy. ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: Pamela Maher-Fairbanks - Chicopee, MA

“You will be missed Dave. ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: Paul Rosazza - Denver, CO

“Dave was so full of life and made such a mark on my life and career. I truly enjoyed every minute I spent with him. I will never forget Dave, he was...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Carberg - CT - friend

“Dave was a great friend.had a good sense of humor loved to laugh.I will miss Dave a lot. ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Dale Rossander - belton, TX

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: PAT LUKSIS - Springfield, MA

“Dave was a friend I got to know from high school and will miss him. My condolences to Kathy and the rest of his family. He was a great, fun guy to...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Todd Michon - Chicopee, MA

“David. My CCHS classmate and friend. My prayers for your mom, sisters , and wife. You were so kind and loving. We were very close as friends, God...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Joann Engelson - Holyoke, MA

“My deepest sympathy for David's wife, sisters,, and mother. He was such a kind soul and so lovable. David and I were close As friends. He will be...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Jo-Ann Engelson - Holyoke, MA

“David we miss you already! He is the first Kraus I met my freshman year of high school, and shortly after that he said "you'd love my sisters".......Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Nawrocki - Granby, MA

“Dave, you always had a smile and would make everyone's day much in peace my friend ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Denise DeLoria Dixon - Chicopee, MA

“You wil be missed in all the lives you touched. Thank you for being my friend. Chris ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: Christopher Laporte - Chula Vista, CA

“Marion and the Kraus family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of David. Our hearts and prayers go out the Kraus family ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Manny & Dolly Constantine - MA

“Dave was a friend I got to know from high school and will miss him. My condolences to Kathy and the rest of his family. He was a great, fun guy to...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Todd Michon - Chicopee, MA

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FEEDING HILLS: David M. Kraus, age 49, of Feeding Hills, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and in the arms of his devoted wife, Kathryn, at Baystate Medical Center on January 12, 2013. David was born on August 10, 1963 to Marion (Martin) Kraus of and the late Lawrence Kraus. After high school, David enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS LaSalle and the USS Connole. After his honorable discharge, David enrolled at S.T.C.C., graduating with an associate's degree in Television Production Science. David was an award winning news photographer for WWLP-TV in Springfield and WVIT-TV in Hartford CT. After retiring from television, David began hosting the internet podcast "Nine Panel Nerds." In recent years, David was an internet DJ on, sharing his love for alternative music with his listeners. David's love for music was only surpassed by his love for monster movies and comic books. David's DVD collection was extensive and unique. His favorites were the classis Universal monsters and Godzilla. When David wasn't watching Kaiju films, he could be found at his second home- "A Hero's Legacy Comics and Collectibles" with his comic book family in Manchester CT. David's "gentle giant" persona was only transformed when he joined his XBOX friends for a competitive campaign in Call of Duty. David often combined his love of travel in history-visiting WW II's Normandy Beach and several Civil War sites, including Gettysburg. It was on "Little Round Top" that David proposed to his soulmate, Kathryn. They were married Halloween 2010 and were seldom seen apart. Though challenged by health issues his entire life, David never felt sorry for himself, and lived each day to its fullest. His many doctors and nurses would say that David had the most positive outlook on life. David's family would like to thank the entire nursing staff at Brigham and Women's Shapiro Cardiovascular Center for making David and Kathy feel not so far from home during their long stay in Boston. David leaves his wife and best friend, Kathryn (O'Leary) Kraus, his mother, Marion, of Westfield, his sister, Diane Kraus of Westfield, his sister Karen Moussette and her husband Wayne of Russell, his cherished nieces and nephew; Sara Moussette and her fiancé James DiPinto, Marissa Moussette, and Nick Bechen, with whom he had a great and loving relationship. David also leaves his mother and father-in-law Patricia and James O'Leary. David was predeceased by his father, Lawrence in 1997. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street in Holyoke. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dakin Animal Shelter, 171 Union St. Springfield MA 01105.