Sandra K. “Sandy” Kraus, 78, of Forks Township, PA, passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. During her final days, she had been surrounded by her loving family.
Born on July 22, 1942, in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Madeline (Dickinson) Bataglio.
Sandra graduated from William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City. She was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Saint Philip and Saint James Church in Phillipsburg, NJ. She loved to travel, was very fond of her cats, and was a devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John H. Kraus; her daughters, Wendy Morrell and her husband Bill, and Kim Pendergest and her husband Peter; her grandchildren: Matthew, Erin, Devon, Bryan, Maureen, Bridget, Mary, and Andrew Kraus; and her siblings, Marie Piatkowski and Charles Bataglio. Along with her parents, Sandra was predeceased by her beloved son, Jeffrey Charles Kraus, and her daughter in law, Cheryl Fick Kraus.
Viewing hours will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, at the Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township, PA, from 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for the following day, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Saint Philip and Saint James Church, 430 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ, at 10 AM. The interment will immediately follow at Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Sandra’s name to the St. Luke’s Hospice House, via The Development Office, 701 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18015.