DENVER, PA - Wayne A. "Skip" Kraus passed away Sept. 6, 2009, after a brief illness. Kraus worked as a paint chemist for Hercules in Wilmington, DE, until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.