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Roger F. Kraus

August 10, 1944 ~ April 15, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Roger Kraus Obituary

Roger F. Kraus, 78, a lifelong resident of Brockton, passed away on April 15, 2023. He was the son of the late Frank C. and Ruth M. (Weatherbee) Kraus. Roger served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. A graduate of Stonehill College, he worked as a senior planner for Polaroid for 35 years, then for 3M for 5 years until his retirement. He was an avid global stamp collector and enjoyed golf and bowling. Roger was a youth softball, baseball, and basketball coach and helped establish the Brockton West Girls Softball League. He was a proud grandfather and loved spending time with his family.

Roger was the beloved husband of Cherry A. (Crowell) Kraus for 54 years; loving father of Lisa Olivar and her husband Christopher, Derek Kraus, and Jennifer McCormack and her husband Michael, all of Brockton; devoted “Bampi” of Kaleigh McCormack, Meghan Olivar, Matthew Olivar, Quinn McCormack, Mia Olivar, and Morgan McCormack; brother of Virginia Kraus of Brockton; and the brother-in-law of Karl and Sandra Crowell of Plymouth.

Following cremation, all are welcome to calling hours Tuesday, April 25th from 4-7 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton, his funeral service Wednesday, April 26th at 11 a.m. in Waitt Funeral Home and burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess- Transplant Center, Office of Philanthropy, 330 Brookline Avenue (OV), Boston, MA 02215 ( or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 (

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Memorial Calling Hours
April 25, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main St.
Brockton, MA 02301

Memorial Service
April 26, 2023

11:00 AM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main St.
Brockton, MA 02301

April 26, 2023

1:15 PM
Massachusetts National Cemetery


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Beth Israel Deaconess- Transplant Center, Office of Philanthropy
330 Brookline Avenue (OV), Boston MA 02215


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