Frederick Wayne Kramer, 92 of Bulger, passed away on March 7, 2020 in Washington Hospital. The things most important to Wayne and his wife were new birth; spring trilliums in the forest, new seedlings in the greenhouse, and new babies in the home. And so, it is absolutely fitting that Wayne Kramer, son, brother, husband, father, grand and great, breathed his last breath as the nursery lullaby chimes rang throughout the entire Washington Hospital announcing a new birth.
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He was born on July 17, 1927 in South Hills, the son of the late George and Martha Heaps Kramer.
Wayne was a WWII Navy veteran and a retired superintendent of Midway Coal and also worked at Jefferson Coal and Aloe Coal Co. He was a member of St. Columbkille Church, enjoyed canning, hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, jelly making and baking. He was very active with the Midway Seniors. Wayne was the last surviving founder of Pack and Troop 1396 of Robinson Twp., where he was the recipient of the highest award in Boy Scouts of America, the Silver Beaver. He also was the past Master of Burgettstown Grange 1502. Together, Mr. Kramer and his late wife owned and operated Kramer’s Greenhouse for over forty years.
Surviving are his children; Mary Catherine “Kay” (late Larry) Snatchko of Burgettstown, Mark (Judy) Kramer of Bavington, David (Jan) Kramer of Hickory and Chris (Dawn) Kramer of Hanover Twp., and daughter-in-law Mary Beth Kramer of North Fayette Twp, siblings; Betty (Nicholas) Ulrich and Roy (Rae) Kramer. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Wayne is preceded in death by his wife, Helen J. Kramer, who he married on November 27, 1947 and his son George Kramer and siblings; George (Ruth) Kramer, Mildred (Michael) Duran and Jaunita (Wilbur) Shoup.
Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc. and Crematory, 305 main St., Imperial (724-695-2800). A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Columbkille on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10 a.m. A luncheon will be held immediately following mass and interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request donations be made to Mr. Kramer’s special-needs great-grandson, Hunter Kramer, which can be mailed to Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 314 West Lincoln Ave., McDonald, Pa, 15057.