John Kramer Jr.

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KRAMER JR. John Kramer, Jr., age 81. Born August 26, 1931, Columbus, OH. Passed away October 29, 2012, in Green Valley, AZ. Preceded in death by John A. and Margaret Kramer, Jerry Brower Sr, Jerry Brower Jr. and Eddie Lippard. Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Lois Kramer; his four daughters, Lesley Schoedinger of New Albany, OH, Lynn Kramer of Lancaster, OH, Kathy Lippard of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Kris Ellington (Paul) of Powell, OH.; two grandchildren, John David JD (Allyson) Kramer of Philadelphia, PA and Lauren (Jon) Riethmiller of Columbus, OH.; two great-grandchildren, Landen (9) and Olive (3) of Philadelphia, PA.; brother, Richard Kramer (Kay); sister, Mary Brower; sister-in-law, Roberta Humes; lifelong friend, Al McCann; and many others. He owned Henry Furnace Heating & Cooling and Remark Sheet Metal Supply. After retiring he started the Black Eyed Susan Lamb Farm where he raised sheep and cattle. John resided in Port Clinton, Ohio in the summer and Green Valley, Arizona in the winter. His interests and passions were many. He volunteered 30+ years at Mad River Mountain as a member of The National Ski Patrol. He shared his passion of skiing with his family and they enjoyed wonderful ski vacations throughout the United States and Canada. He loved animals, nature, was kindhearted, adventurous, spontaneous, quick witted, very funny, a storyteller. He possessed that "indescribable" gift that attracted people to him. John did not resign to the ordinary in life, He Let it Shine. What a legacy to a wonderful, extraordinary man who possessed such heartfelt love. All who knew John can share a funny story and memory. John Kramer was deeply loved. Donations can be sent to Soulistic Hospice at P.O Box 1990, Tubac, Arizona 85646 or a . The family is having a memorial gathering November 18, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. at the Club House of Cobblestone at the Preserve, 6200 Stonewalk Lane, New Albany, Ohio 43054.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 9, 2012