Charlene Julia Krauss


Charlene Julia Krauss, 85, formerly of Lyle Drive, Hermitage, passed away Monday (July 15, 2019) in Nugent's CCRC, Hermitage.
Mrs. Krauss was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Sharon, a daughter of Charles and Beulah (Hall) Smith. She attended Sharon High School.
She was employed many years as a cafeteria aide and custodian at Notre Dame School, Hermitage.
Charlene was a member of the Church of the Notre Dame, Hermitage, where she was a member of its choir. Whenever she and her husband were available they would volunteer for charities and events that the church held.
Charlene loved children and displayed it through the care she gave her seven children and grandchildren. She had a passion for dancing and was a member of the "Top Hats" at the Shenango Valley Senior Community Center, Hermitage. She also enjoyed swimming, playing piano and ice and roller skating.
Her husband, Albert J. Krauss, Jr., whom she married Aug. 16, 1950, passed away in 2010.
She is survived by: three daughters, Elaine Marie Krauss of Hermitage, Karen Louise (Russell) Schaefer of Sunman, Ind., and Kathleen Ann (Kenneth) McCreary of Mercer; three sons, John Anthony (Susan) Krauss of Hermitage, Gary Lee Krauss of Sharon, and Raymond Charles (Michelle) Krauss of Aiken, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Charlene was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Edward Krauss, who was killed in action aboard the U.S.S. Roosevelt.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Church of the Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, 16148.

Charlene Julia, 85, formerly of Hermitage.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday (7-17-19) in the Church of Notre Dame with the Very Rev. Richard Allen, E.V., pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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Dennis Bohn
Jul 17, 2019
Gary Krauss & I grew up together in Hermitage. Well , we never really grew up. We grew older. Whenever I was at Gary's home his mom was always glad to see me & was always nice to me. God bless you Mrs. Krauss.
Paula & MaryAnn Moore
Jul 17, 2019
So sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. She was very special and we always enjoyed spending time with her, John and the family. Ruth brought her over last month to visit at our apartment and it was a very nice to see and visit with her. We are unable to attend the funeral but would like to send our sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Fr. Jeff Noble
Jul 16, 2019
My sympathy and prayer as I learn of your Mom's passing. Going back to my early days at Notre Dame, I enjoyed visiting your folks -- they were so down to earth and full of faith! It was not easy to see your Mom "slipping" after John's death, but she always fought hard! Now they are together again with the Lord. May she rest in Peace and know Eternal happiness!