Mary Catherine "Cassie" (Best) Kraus, died on June 9, 2012 at her home in Odessa, Texas. She was the cherished daughter of John Edward Best and the late Jean Hammerton Best. Born August 15, 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to her father, she is survived by her beloved son Steven (Julie) Kraus; a brother Bruce (Penny) Best; sisters Jean Wright and Barbara Best; grandchildren Damien and Skylar Gibbs, all from Erie; her companion Dave Matthews of Odessa; and countless friends and relatives left to treasure the blessing of having known her. A Memorial Service will be held at McCabe Bros., Inc., Funeral Home, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be send to Make a Wish. 1001 State St, Suite 502, Erie, PA 16501.
Published in the Erie Times-News on June 27, 2012