In Memory of
Francis (Frank) Xavier Kraft
September 29, 1931 - June 8, 2018
Francis (Frank) Xavier Kraft 86, passed away June
Frank was born in Jersey City, NJ on September 29, 1931,
and previously resided in Bergen County before moving to
Bridgewater to live with his daughter Kimberly.
He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the
Korean War earning the Korean Service Medal, China
Service medal, United Nations Service medal and National
Defense medal. Frank was a graduate of the FBI National
Academy in Quantico, VA. Frank had a lifetime career as
a Port Authority Police Officer where he filled many
roles at PAPD before retiring as a Lieutenant at Newark
Airport in 1994. He was a member of the 4th degree
Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, he enjoyed
fishing, golfing, traveling, fine dining and going to
the beach. He will be sadly missed by all.
Frank is predeceased by his parents (Frank and Helen)
and a cherished brother of Helen Kraft.
Surviving are his daughter Kimberly Kraft-Doran and her
husband Jim and his Three cherished grandchildren,
Meghan, Liam and Sean.
Visitation will be 8:30am Wednesday at the
Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville,
followed by a 930am mass at
Church, 35 Mountain Ave. Somerville. Cremation will be
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Port
Authority Police Benevolent Association Widow and
Children’s Fund in Frank’s name, 611 Palisade Ave,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
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