Sept. 19, 1942 – Sept. 17, 2016
Norman J. Kraus, owner of a pizzeria and a realty firm, died Saturday at his Willamsville home from heart failure. He was 73.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kraus graduated from Bennett High School in 1960 and attended Niagara County Community College.
He, his wife, Patricia, and their seven daughters owned and operated Norm’s Pizzeria on Broadway near Bailey Avenue on the East Side for 35 years, from 1970 until 2005.
He also owned and operated First Capital Realty in Williamsville with his daughter, Kimberly Gilbert, from 1991 until his retirement last year when she took over the business. As a Realtor, he focused primarily on helping first-time home buyers.
He was a member of the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, Mr. Kraus is survived by his daughters Kimberly Gilbert, Cassandra Rapp, Carolyn Brinkworth, Kathryn Greene, Carleen Sumbrum, Camryn Collins and Kristen Kraus; and 16 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 4375 Harris Hill Road, Clarence.