Dr. Franklin D. Krause, Cleveland Heights pulmonologist
Graduate of the nation's oldest public school
Dr. Franklin D. Krause, who maintained medical offices in Cleveland Heights and Willoughby, amazed patients and acquaintances with his encyclopedic knowledge of a wide variety of subjects.
Krause, who died Nov. 15, 2010, at age 72, was born in Boston, Mass.
He took pride in being a graduate of Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the country, which was founded in 1635. Krause shared that distinction with many historic and/or famous figures, including Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock (1745), poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1821) and composer Leonard Bernstein (1929).
Krause graduated from Harvard University and earned a medical degree from the University of Rochester. He belonged to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical fraternity.
He served with the Air Force Medical Corps at March Air Force Base in California from 1968 to 1970 and held the rank of major.
The Pepper Pike resident specialized in internal medicine and pulmonology. He served on the staff at Lake West Hospital in Lake County and was medical director for Altercare Nursing Home in Lake County.
He attended Saturday morning Torah study at The Temple-Tifereth Israel and volunteered at the Cleveland Foodbank.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Marlene; daughters, Julie A. of Cincinnati and Rachel of Atlanta; and brother, Norman of Boston.
Services were held at The Temple Tifereth-Israel in Beachwood.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119, or Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation, 2111 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44134.
Arrangements were by Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel of Cleveland Heights.