received this letter from Don's brother Dennis Kraft on April 3, 2013:
Kraft died December 6, 2012 in Littleton, Colorado. Don was born February 26, 1942
in Washington D.C. and was raised in Arlington, Virginia where he lived until 2003 when he
moved with his first wife, Joyce, to Vancouver, Washington.
Don only attended Wakefield his senior year. After graduating from Wakefield High
School in 1960, Don worked for the federal government holding a number of positions for
agencies such as the EPA, NSA and the Treasury Department. Don retired in 1994 and
eventually moved to Littleton to be near family.
The last three years of his life he fought two types of cancer, finally succumbing late
Don is survived by his wife and three children.
In a later note on April 6 Dennis wrote:
My Mom and Dad moved to their Park Drive residence in 1940 when the house was
brand new. Don attended St Thomas More and then went to Gonzaga HS in DC for his
first three years of HS. He transferred to Wakefield for his Senior year for
academic reasons if he were available he could explain the situation better than I
My mom and Dad stayed on Park Drive until after all the kids were gone and then
moved to the Chatham (4500 Arlington Blvd.) in the late 70s. Don and his wife
ended up buying the house from them and he did a lot of much needed work on it he
was always a pretty handy guy and a licensed electrician later on. He ended up
selling it about after living there for about 5 years or so the RE market was
booming back then.