Richard Joseph Kraft, 68 years old of Portland, New York passed away at Hamot Hospital in Erie Pa., Wednesday July 20, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Dunkirk, New York on August, 24, 1948 and was the son of the late Joseph Kraft and Fredora Wilson Kraft of Laurel Delaware. Richard lived in this area his entire life and was employed by Dunkirk Ice Cream of Dunkirk, New York for many years. Besides his family, Richard enjoyed fishing and raising standard breed horses.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife Susan Schrader Kraft of Portland, New York, one daughter Stacey Kraft of Cassadaga, New York and one sister, Mrs Cheryl Thornton of Laurel Delaware and one niece Roseanne Thornton and one nephew Jonathan Thornton.

There will be visiting hours for family and friends on Sunday July 31, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. in Brocton, New York.  Interment will take place at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  The family kindly requests Memorials in Richard's honor be made to The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, Ma 02241 or go to American Heart and/or Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.