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William C. Kravas
(December 11, 1935 - June 7, 2013)

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William C. Kravas, age 77, of Hilo, Hawaii and formerly of Portage passed away Friday June 7, 2013 at the Hale Anuenue Care Center in Hilo, Hawaii. He was born December 11, 1935 in Gary, IN to the late Christ and Rose (Meneakis) Kravas. On June 13, 1959 he married his beloved wife Shirley in Gary, Indiana. He worked as an assistant corporate secretary for Carson Pirie Scott & Company in Chicago, Illinois and retired as an special assistant administrator for the Portage School System. He was a great fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears and IU Basketball. Member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and a graduate of Indiana University and Indiana University Law School. He is survived by his wife Shirley “Shey” Kravas of Hilo, HI; a son Christopher (Kathy) Kravas of Wheaton, IL; a daughter Laurie (Paul) Soares of Hilo, HI; four grandchildren Alex Jensen, Jacob Kravas, Tara Kravas and William Soares; and a sister Helen Vallas of Munster. He was preceded in death by his father Christ Kravas and his mother and stepfather Rose and William Haniotis. A celebration of William’s life will be conducted from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 17, 2013 in the Sycamore Room of Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road Portage, Indiana 46368. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to support the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Checks should be made payable to Northwestern University and sent to the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Attn: Courtney Weeks, 420East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, in memory of William C. Kravas. For additional information please call (219) 762-3013 or go online at


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