Donald M. "Krafty" KRAFT
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca
1340 Union Road
West Seneca, NY
Kraft - Donald M. "Krafty"
Of West Seneca, NY passed peacefully September 17, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Gail M. (Wittek) Kraft; dearest
father of Jill Pecoraro, Cheryl (Jeramie Helmer), and Robert Kraft; loving grandfather of Joshua Pecoraro, Matthew Pecoraro, Madelyn Helmer, Jayden Helmer, Bryce Helmer, the late Eve Marie Pecoraro, and Riley Jo Helmer; caring brother of the late Doris (late Earl) Denton and the late Marie (late William) Mersmann; dearest lifelong friend of Tom (Joanie) Bausch; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Don was a life member of Vigilant Fire Co., American Legion Post #735, and an Army veteran serving his country during the Vietnam War. Friends received Wednesday, September 22, from 3-7 PM, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1340 Union Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 23, at 10:15 AM, at Queen of Heaven RC Church, 4220 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14224. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Vigilant Fire Co. and American Legion Post #735. For online condolences and donations, please visit

Published by Buffalo News on Sep. 19, 2021.
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Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home - West Seneca
1340 Union Road, West Seneca, NY
Mass of Christian Burial
Queen of Heaven RC Church
4220 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY
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To the family, Don was a great friend, fine man, served his country in VN and town as a firefighter. He was always at our ROMEO'S get together's to support disabled Vets. It was always a pleasure to see him and a honor to have known him. May he RIP. Don, see you on the other side. God Bless.
September 22, 2021
I am so saddened to hear about Don. After our High School's 64th reunion, we stayed in touch texting back and forth. Don was such a great person, and I was blessed to know him. My deepest sympathy to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace my friend.
Terri Gaitan
September 20, 2021
Krafty was the best wingman I had, and an even better friend. I am grateful for all the laughs that got us through many a storm. With deepest sympathy, Mike Riedy
Michael Riedy
September 19, 2021
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