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Doris E. Titus
Passed away peacefully on November 13, 2012 at the age of 90 in So. San Francisco. She was born in Colingdale, PA on January 5, 1922 and was the youngest of 3 daughters born to Carolyn and Fred Edwards.
Doris dreamed of becoming a teacher, and graduated as Valedictorian of her Collingdale high school class of 1940.
She married Albert Cramer in 1945 and travelled throughout the world during his military career. Military postings included Germany, the Canal Zone in Panama, as well as three frigid years in Fairbanks, Alaska. During this period of her life, Doris made many new friends, worked as a substitute elementary school teacher and entered Federal Service as an Admin Assistant at Fort Meade, MD and Fort Monmouth, NJ.
After Albert's death in 1977, Doris remarried and moved with Charles Titus to a retirement community in Whiting, NJ where she resided for almost 30 years. Although she enjoyed writing poetry, telling funny stories to her neighborhood friends and taking day trips to the casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, she never failed to visit her beloved Mother in Philadelphia, PA. Until her Mothers' passing at the age of 104 in 1989, Doris made the arduous three hour round trip drive on a twice weekly basis. What really made Doris a special daughter was that she never really liked driving since she hadn't learned until she was in her 40s. In 2006, Doris relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to be near her son and daughter-in-law.
Doris is survived by her son Gary Cramer and wife Diana, her granddaughter Jeriann and great grandson, Christian in North Carolina; her sister, Irene Martin in Florida, her niece, Betty; and her sister-in-law, Janina Cramer, and nephew, Robert Cramer in New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, please
make a donation to www.michaeljfox.org for Parkinson's Research.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 18, 2012