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Bernard M. Kramer M.D. Obituary
Bernard M. Kramer, MD April 20, 1929 - September 23, 2009 Bernard M. Kramer, M.D. died on September 23, 2009 in Napa, CA, at age 80. Born April 20, 1929 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to Dora and Samuel Kramer and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Kramer received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1952. He moved to San Francisco in 1953 to intern at Mount Zion Hospital and was a first lieutenant in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He was decorated with the Army Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Dr. Kramer completed his residency in otorhinolaryngology at University of California San Francisco in 1958. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the San Francisco Medical Association. He was a Clinical Professor at UCSF where he taught surgery for 35 years. Dr. Kramer was founder and president of Sleep Labs, Inc. and co-inventor of Snoremaster (PureSleep(tm)) Committed to community service, he served on the board of directors of the San Francisco SPCA for over 25 years, was on the Advisory Board of San Francisco School Volunteers and was a founder of the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR) in Los Angeles. He served on the hospital ship HOPE in Jakarta, Saigon and Nigeria and as deputy director of Project Hope in Eastern Europe Dr. Kramer is survived by his wife of 45 years Elizabeth Jill and his daughters Elizabeth Wrege and Margot Biehle, sons-in-law Kevin Wrege and Kyle Biehle, grandchildren Ella Lucille Biehle, Travis Samuel Biehle and Cole Bernard Wrege. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to "IMBCR in Memory of Bernard Kramer," Institute of Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research, 9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, West Hollywood, CA 90069 or www.imbcr.org. The memorial service will take place Wednesday,October 7th, 11 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake St. at Arguello, San Francisco.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4, 2009
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