Frank S. Kramer

ELYSBURG — Frank S. Kramer, 82, of 16 Columbia Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

Born in Mount Carmel, Jan. 29, 1931, he was a son of the late Frank Sr. and Della (Paczkowski) Kramer. He was a resident of Elysburg for the past 20 years, having previously lived in Mount Carmel.

He worked in the family business, Kramer Bottling Works of Mount Carmel.

On Oct. 6, 1951, in Our Mother of Consolation Church, Mount Carmel, he married the former Mary Jean Bednarchick, who survives.

He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School with the Class of 1949.

He loved flying model airplanes and collecting model airplane engines. He also enjoyed racing model race cars.

He attended Queen of Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg.

Frank served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of corporal. He received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Francis Kramer and his wife, Sue, of Harrisburg, Melanie Bugler and her husband, Paul, of Kulpmont, and Brian Kramer and his wife, Nancy, of Drums; six grandchildren, Candice Ricker, Allison Kramer, Kimberly Kramer, Brianna Kramer, Dalton Kramer and Ian Kramer; two great-grandchildren, Kathryn Ricker and Michael Ricker; three brothers-in-law, Raymond, Andy and Michael Bednarchick; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Kramer, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Kramer.


KRAMER — Frank S. Kramer, 82, of 16 Columbia Drive, Elysburg. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Queen of Most Holy Rosary Church, 599 W. Center St., Elysburg, with Father Al Sceski officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Mount Carmel. Viewing will be held in the chapel lobby from 9 a.m. Friday until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Queen of Most Holy Rosary Church, 599 W. Center St., Elysburg, PA 17824. C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences to the family, visit

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Published in The News Item on Oct. 10, 2013