John "Tom" Thomas Kratz

April 13, 1935June 25, 2018

John Thomas Kratz, 83, of Ocean Pines passed away, Monday, June 25, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born in Baltimore he was the son of Frank Paul Kratz II and Frances (Whitehead) Kratz. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Gary) Kratz, to whom he was married almost 62 years. Tom graduated from Mt St Joseph High School, and attended University of Maryland. He worked at University of Maryland, Baltimore as an Architectural Draftsman and Project Manager for 28 years. He was a Boy Scout Master in Glyndon, MD for 22 years, and he continued leading the Scouts when he retired to Ocean Pines. He and his wife started the Northern Worcester County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis and St John Neumann Roman Catholic Church. He enjoyed volunteering for The Joseph House in Salisbury; he also enjoyed carpentry, traveling, camping and home improvement projects. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pat, his son Jeffrey Thomas and wife Denise of Catonsville; daughter Tracey Patricia (Kratz) Roberts and husband Philip of Baltimore; son Steven Francis of Westminster; son Dennis Paul of Reisterstown; and son Gary Walter and wife Roberta of Moncks Corner, SC; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Paul Kratz III. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11am at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, 11211 Beauchamp Rd, Berlin, MD 21811 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Joseph House P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802.


  • Frances Whitehead Kratz, Mother
  • Frank Paul Kratz II, Father
  • Pat Kratz, Wife
  • Jeffrey Thomas Kratz & Denise, Son
  • Tracey Patricia Kratz Roberts & Philip, Daughter
  • Steven Francis Kratz, Son
  • Dennis Paul Kratz, Son
  • Gary Walter Kratz & Roberta, Son
  • Frank Paul Kratz III, Brother


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, July 7, 2018

John "Tom" Thomas Kratz

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