John R. Cramer

March 16, 2020


John R. Cramer, of Dover, DE passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at home.  He was the son of the late Harry and Alice Cramer.

John proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was actually stationed in Germany at the same time as Elvis Presley though he neglected to get his autograph.  After his time in the Army, John spent 30 years working for the United States Postal Service.

John was “old-fashioned” in that he enjoyed watching older TV shows and westerns, playing card games like Rook and Pinochle, and admiring classic cars.  He was a man with strong opinions, especially in politics, who had to get the last word in the conversation. 

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna Cramer; brothers, Ken and Arthur Cramer; and sister, Joyce Wagner.

John is survived by his son, Harry Cramer (Tammy); daughters, Kathy Lockwood (Larry), Lourie Cramer and Shelly Cramer; grandchildren, Glenn Cramer, Kristy Cramer, Johnny Delisle, Joshua Lockwood, Jessica Lockwood, and Jonathon Lockwood; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Jim Cramer; and sisters, Lila Ryan and Shirley Yarnal as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

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