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Grace K. Kratz

May 31, 1925 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 95)


Grace K. Kratz, age 95, of Mars,  passed away on Monday morning, June 8, 2020 at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.

Born in Millvale, PA on May 31, 1925, she was the daughter of the late J. Oscar and Hilda Schiefelbein Koenig.

Grace had worked at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh and then was the bookkeeper for Mars Auto Parts that she and her husband had owned.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Mars and the Jephthah Chapter #73 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was also in the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Grace had been a volunteer at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars for more than 45 years.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Devine of Allentown (and Pat), son, Francis “Andy” Kratz, Jr. of Gibsonia (and Margaret), a grandson, Chris Devine (and Caitlin), four granddaughters, Isabelle, Jillian, Melanie, and Emmalin Kratz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis A. “Babe” Kratz, Sr., who she married on October 2, 1948 and who died on October 28, 2019, by brother, Robert F. Koenig and a sister, Marilyn Schmidt.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from Noon until 2:00 PM. Entombment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Home/care Center. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.


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