Age 77 – Addison
Theodore, “Ted” Curt Krause, a mountain of a man with an
even bigger heart was called home on Friday January 4th. He was 77 years old.
Ted was born in Clifton, New Jersey on May 24th,
grew up in Clifton with his only sibling, a sister, who was a medical
assistant, his father, a manufacturer and his mother, a physical therapist.
Ted attended Eastern Christian High School in North
Haledon, NJ and proceeded to serve the next 6 years in the United States Navy
before receiving his degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He then married the one and only love of his
life, Dorothy A. Sweetman in 1963. Over
the next 55 years they had 2 sons, moved to Southington CT to raise them, and
then retired to his dream, “little corner of the world” in Addison, VT in
2000. He was a more than devoted husband
and father, as well as everything a grandfather, (“Pop, Pop”) should be to 2
Ted was predeceased by his father, Theodore C. Krause, and
his mother Lena Van Bevren.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy A. Krause of Addison, and sons,
Kenneth Krause and daughter-in-law Marsha of Cave Creek, AZ, Michael Krause and
daughter-in-law Jennifer of Addison, granddaughters Lea and Georgia of Addison
and his sister, Karen Dobb of Lindenwold, New Jersey along with his niece Julie
and nephew Stephen.
To honor his wishes, no mass or ceremony will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a
donation in his honor to the National Parkinson’s Foundation at https://parkinson.org/ways-to-give.