George C. Kraft, 82, slate and tile consultant

January 17, 2004

George C. Kraft, a retired slate and tile consultant and longtime Hamilton resident, died of heart failure Sunday at an assisted-living facility in Longmont, Colo. He was 82.

Mr. Kraft was born and raised in Baltimore, and graduated in 1939 from Polytechnic Institute. He worked at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft plant in Middle River until being drafted into the Army in 1942. He served with a 3rd Army anti-aircraft unit in Europe and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

From 1945 to 1968, when he retired, Mr. Kraft was a slate and tile consultant for William Garthe, a roofing contractor. After retiring, he worked part time as an estimator and designer for Walther's Gardens, a landscape design company.

FOR THE RECORD - In an obituary for George C. Kraft published in Jan. 17 editions of The Sun, the name of a survivor was inadvertently omitted. Mr. Kraft is survived by his brother, William Walter Kraft of Baltimore.
The Sun regrets the error.

"He loved gardening, and I think it was his gardens at his Pinewood Avenue home that helped sell the house," said his daughter, Bernadette Salter of Longmont.

Mr. Kraft was married for 48 years to the former Britta Gedda, and moved to Longmont after her death in 2001.

Services were held Thursday in Colorado.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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