June A. Kraus, 77, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Florida.
She was born July 26, 1935 in Buffalo, New York. After graduation from Tonawanda Senior High, she went on to receive her degree from the University of Buffalo in Engineering. She worked with the Apollo space program team and developed the Gantry Release System. After her first husband James Argyro passed away, she married Clarence W. “Bill” Kraus and moved to Punta Gorda in 1980. They were active members of the Isles Yacht Club and St. Andrews South Golf Club. Not liking any of the homes on the market, June designed and oversaw the construction of their home on Oriel Court in Punta Gorda.
She is survived by her son Daniel Argyro, and step-son James Kraus; four grandchildren, James E. Argyro, Stephan D. Argyro, Pam Appenheimer, and Lauren Argyro. She also has three great grandchildren. In addition to her first husband James, June was preceded in death by her husband Clarence W. “Bill” Kraus in 1999, a sister, Carolyn L. Bellavia, and step-daughter Marjorie E. Ashton.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda. A private committal will be held in Kenmore, New York at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in June’s name to Tidewell Hospice, Inc.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes, Punta Gorda Chapel.