Sister M. Salvator Cramer

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Sister M. Salvator Cramer, I.H.M., of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and given the name Mary Jane. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Lillian Kammerer Cramer.

She entered the IHM Congregation on Sept. 7, 1950, and made her temporary profession of vows on Aug. 2, 1953, and her final profession of vows on Aug. 2, 1956.

Sister Salvator served as a teacher at the following schools: St. Bernardine Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., from 1953 to 1956; St. Joseph's Elementary in New Bern, N.C., from 1956 to 1961; Immaculate Conception School in Lock Haven, Pa., from 1961 to 1962; St. Mary of the Mount High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1962 to 1967; St. Mary High School in Manhasset, N.Y., from 1967 to 1981; Maria Regina Diocesan High School in Uniondale, N.Y., from 1981 to 1983; Cathedral High School in New York, N.Y., from 1983 to 1993; and at the Education Enrichment Institute in IHM Center, Scranton, from 1994 to 1996.

Sister served as pastoral minister at St. Ambrose Parish in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1983; and was on the support staff of the Marian Convent in Scranton, from 1993 to 1994.

From 1996 until the time of her death, Sister Salvator was a prayer minister at the Marian Convent and at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Marywood College and a Master of Arts degree in French from Assumption College.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul V.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Ave., in Scranton. Interment will follow Mass on Tuesday at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Moscow.

Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence on Monday, Dec. 16, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 13, 2013