Operations & Management
Remembering David John Kraske
By Kristina Urquhart
David John Kraske, who worked in the North American pulp and paper industry for over 30 years, has passed away at age 88.
The Sun Journal, a local paper in Maine, reports that Kraske died on September 4, 2019.
Kraske held numerous roles in the industry, starting at the Oxford Paper Company in Rumford, Maine and ending as the regional vice-president for Boise Cascade Canada in Kenora, Ontario.
He graduated with a Ph.D. from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in 1959, and taught chemical engineering at the University of Maine for five years before his retirement from teaching in 1992.
In lieu of flowers, Kraske’s family is asking for donations in his memory to the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship, or to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.
Find donation details and the full obituary at the Sun Journal.