Robert Joseph Kraus, 82, of Hilton Head Island and companion of Valery Hale, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Hilton Head Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1316 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29910, or the Hilton Head Humane Association, P.O. Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925. Arrangements by The Island Funeral Home & Crematory.