KRAUSE, JAMES FRANCIS, was born on November 29, 1964 in Wiesbaden, Germany to John Newton Krause II and Judith Ann Carpenter. He died on October 5, 2013. Jim, also known as Grimace, is an alumnus of St. Mary's College of Maryland. He worked as a software engineer for various companies in the Baltimore/Washington area, most recently, KEYW Corporation. Jim was adevoted andgiving husband, father, brother, son and mentor. Jim could often be foundplaying and watchingsports,including lacrosse,golf,and field hockey. His love for sports could be seen in the passion and enthusiasm of his coaching.He was a positive influence to young girl athletes in Severna Park, coaching his daughter's many lacrosse and field hockey teams. He has been an avid lacrosse player since middle school and played for Aberdeen High School, St. Mary's College of MD, and the Annapolis Lacrosse Club. He was an instant friend to all those he met. Jim leaves behind many friends who will always rememberhis easy smile, witty banter and overwhelming compassion for others. His life was a wonderful adventure including a rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon, sailing with an off-shore sailing team, and many family trips to Disney and the beach. Along the way, he touched many people's lives. Hissudden passing leaves a big hole in many hearts and he will truly be missed by his family, friends andeveryonewho was lucky enough to have met him. Jim is survived by his wife, Anne Krause, and his two daughters, Sarah and Megan. He is also survived by his father John N. Krause II and two brothers: John N Krause III, nieces Maya and Georgia; and Steven Michael Krause married to Karen Krause, with nephew Conor and niece Sydney. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park. Interment will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery in Annapolis, MD. In lieu of flowers, a college fund has been set up for his daughters. Please send checks made out to Anne Krause, to Wells Fargo Advisors, Attn: Robyn Rose, P.O. Box 9013, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com
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Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home - Severna Park
495 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
Published in The Capital on Oct. 9, 2013