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Robert Charles Krause

January 5, 1933 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 85)

Robert Charles Krause, 85, of the Town of Niagara, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.  Born on January 5, 1933 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Shotwell and Edith (Newman) Krause.


Bob, as he was known to family and friends, was a life long resident of the Niagara Falls area and graduated from the former Trott Vocational High School in 1951. He worked as a carrier for the Niagara Gazette from 1946-1951 and went on to a 4 year apprenticeship program, sponsored by New York State, graduating in 1955.  On August 6, 1955, Bob married his longtime girlfriend, the former Marilyn C. Baxter at Zion Lutheran Church.  He then entered in the United States Army in May of 1956, stationed in Yokohama, Japan and was honorably discharged as a corporal on June 30, 1962.  For 30 years, Bob was employed as a machinist for General Motors.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and his boston terriers and traveling with Marilyn in his retirement years.


In addition to his beloved wife, Bob is survived by children, Barbara (Craig) Scarupa and David (Kathleen) Krause; grandchildren, Julianne, Lauren, Robert J., John “Jack” and Samuel; a sister, Norma (Donald) Boyer and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch officiating.  Interment will follow in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to SPCA of Niagara.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Michael R. Goodlander.  Please visit for online condolences. 


Donations may be made to:

SPCA of Niagara
2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls NY 14304

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