View Full Version : RIP, Fr. Tom Kraft

Angelo Roncalli
01-26-2009, 08:31 AM
Fr. Tom Kraft passed away last week after a brave battle with esophogeal cancer.

Tom grew up on Spokane's north side, attended St. Francis of Assisi grade school, Gonzaga Prep, GU and EWU. He entered the Dominican order, and spent the years of his vocation working in a parish in Mexico and at the Newman Centers at Arizona State, Utah and UW. Recently, Tom worked at GU in campus ministry where he coordinated the Search program and was chaplain to the volleyball team.

I grew up across the street from Tom. My brothers and Tom and his brothers (and his cousins, the Valentines) played many thousands of hours of touch football, baseball and hockey on Princeton Street, the multi-purpose athletic venue of our youth. We went to many Spokane Jets hockey games and GU basketball games back in the 60's.

Rest in peace, my friend.