Robert E. "Bob" Kramer passed away suddenly on Friday, November 22, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Diane Logan Kramer, father of David Kramer and his wife Julie Johnson, and Elizabeth Kramer Hartman and her husband Greg Hartman, grandfather of Shelby Johnson, Michael Kuhn, Carly Johnson, Alexis Hartman, and Gregory Hartman Jr., great-grandfather of Carson Oremon. Bob is survived by his sisters Fran Kramer and Kathleen Jones, and his brother Richard Kramer. He lived and traveled the world, as a child and in his career as a naval architect, visiting every continent except Antarctica. He considered Hawaii his second home. He was a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, and retired from J. Ray McDermott Inc. A devoted member of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church and member of Edward Douglass White Council 3246, Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his membership in the Young Elder's club and Deutsches Haus. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church at the corner of W. Esplanade and Cleary from 10:00-12:00, Tuesday, Dec. 3 with a funeral Mass at noon. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, 63 Cowpens St., Honolulu, HI 96818. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2013