Industrial Security Specialist  

A retired federal government employee who spent most of his career in intelligence and security fields, died January 24, 2014 at Holy Cross Hospital. He was a long time resident of Silver Spring, MD.
Mr. Kraus was born in East Riverdale, MD and grew up in Washington, DC. He graduated from Eastern High School and later attended The George Washington University. He enlisted in the Army in 1946 and served as a special agent with the Army Counterintelligence Corps in Japan, Washington, D.C., and Korea during the war there. His military decorations included the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Korea. He began his federal civilian career in 1952 with the U.S. Army Map Service as a cartographer. Subsequently, he worked as a security assistant for the Johns Hopkins University Operations Research Office. He returned to government security work with the Department of Defense's Industrial Security Program in 1958 and continued in that career field until his retirement in 1983. During this period, he served with the Military District of Washington, the Defense Logistics Agency, and at the time of retirement he was Chief of the Facilities Division, Washington Region, Defense Investigative Service. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Giancoli Kraus, of Silver Spring, MD; a daughter, Sheryl K. Perez of Chantilly, VA; two sons, Michael J. Kraus of Columbia, MD, and James B. Kraus of Dayton, MD; a brother, F. Paul Kraus of Denver, CO; five grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Brandi, Jason and Jonathan; and one great grandson, Cameron. The family will gather to receive friends from 5-8pm on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD where memorial services will take place on at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project
www.woundedwarrior project.org.

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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 5, 2014