KRAMER--Myrna Mae, of Plainview, NY died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at North Shore Hospital in Great Neck, NY. She was 77 years old. She was born on February 14, 1937 in New York, NY. She graduated from Bridgeport University in 1959 and later got a Masters Degree in Education from St. Johns University. She had a 35 year career teaching elementary school in the New York City School districts. She primarily taught in Woodhaven, Queens and specialized in grades 3-4 and focused on reading and writing proficiency. She was loved by students, parents and administrators. Education was her passion and she firmly believed that it was the springboard to future advancement for children of all backgrounds. Myrna was married to Richard Kramer for 32 years before he passed away in 1995. She is survived by her twin sons Robert and Scott Kramer, daughter-in-law Susan Kramer, grandchildren Jack, Kyle, Bailey and Kayla and her brother Ira Klosk, sister-in-law Doris and nieces and nephews, Steven and Rena Klosk, Craig and Tricia Klosk, Gary Klosk, and Craig and Shari Geller. Myrna's true love was her large family which included the children of her nieces and nephews. She combined her love of her grandchildren and learning by participating in inter-generational trips. Myrna was a "people person" and was blessed with many life long friends who survive her including Doris and Mike Flax, Jan and Charlie Honig, Joan and Jerry Kimmelman, Barbara Klein, Janet Kornhauser, Mary Lou and Leonard Kresch, and new relationships that were created in her retirement years in her community with the "funny ladies". Since her retirement in 1999, Myrna has traveled extensively including safari in Africa, Russia, Israel, Vietnam, Europe, the South Pacific, the Galapagos and Machu Picchu. The funeral is being held at Riverside Memorial Chapel at 180 W. 76th Street New York, NY on Friday at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Liberty Park Elementary (for- student enrichment). Mailing address Liberty Park Elementary, 6601 Constitution Way, Greenacres, FL 33413.
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 7, 2014