The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

May 24, 2013

Fred Richard Kramer

SALIX — KRAMER – Fred Richard, 83, Salix, went to be with the Lord May 22, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Dec. 15, 1929, in Johnstown, son of Fred W. and Louise M. Kramer. Preceded in death by parents and close aunt, Kay, wife of Rudy Witherspoon. Survived by loving son, Fred C., married to the former Melissa Shumaker, South Fork; daughter, Mary Louise Kramer, Johnstown; special grandchildren, Fred J. and Alexander Kramer; other grandchildren, Amber, Aubree, Briana and Jonathon Kramer; four great-grandchildren; many friends; and his companions, Harley and Rocky. Fred was a graduate of Johnstown High School. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Fred retired from Bethlehem Steel, where he was employed as a shearman. Member of Zion Lutheran Church. Fred was an avid hunter, marksman and fisherman, as well as an excellent father. He especially enjoyed spending time at his cottage and loved the outdoors. Fred also loved his faithful companions, Harley and Rocky. At Fred’s request, there will be no public viewing. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Michael A. VanDyke officiating and military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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