SMETHPORT - "Skip" Francis L. Kramer, 67, of Smethport, died Saturday (July 19, 2014) at his residence in Smethport.
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He was born April 12, 1947 in Bradford, a son of Truman and Sarah Cole Kramer. On Aug. 20, 1977, in Portville, N.Y., he married Evelyn E. Young, who survives.
Mr. Kramer was a graduate of Bradford High School and had been employed by the Smethport Borough for 18 years, leaving as superintendent. He worked for Costa's Hardware for 13 years, and lastly, he worked as a self-employed mechanic, owning and operating Kramer's Repair Shop in Smethport.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laurie Gullett of Jamestown, N.Y., and Patty McLean of Everett, Wash.; one son: Frank (Crysta) Kramer of Cyclone; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Susanne (Melvin) Easton of Kane; several nieces and nephews, and special nieces: Rose, Linda, Jessie, and Kelly.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Joseph Kramer and one sister, Alice June Irvin.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; or The MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from July 21 to July 30, 2014