Edward V. Kramer Jr., age 79 of Southold, passed away March 5, 2015, when the angels opened the gates of heaven for his arrival. Ed was born in Greenport, the son of Benedicta and Edward Kramer Sr. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and served as an air traffic controller. Later he worked at Plum Island as a laboratory technician which he enjoyed for over 60 years. He married Alice Droskoski in 1958 and together they settled in Greenport before building their own home in Southold where they raised their family of four.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Alice; his son Edward Kramer III of Belleville, Ill.; his daughters, Kris Brown and her husband Keith of Salisbury, Md., Sharon Kramer of Southold, and Susan Vogel and her husband Doug of Wayne, N.J.
Ed was the very much loved Pop-Pop of Sabrina, Dominic, Sean, Amanda, Carley, Jacob, Noah, Emily and Faith; and the great-grandfather of Gabbi, Alex and Lucas. He is also survived by his brothers John and Philip; his sister-in-law Irene; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received visitors March 9 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated March 10 at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors took place Sacred Heart R.C. Church Cemetery in Cutchogue.
Memorial donations in the name of Edward V. Kramer, Jr. may be made to the Air Force Assistance Fund, 550 C Street West, JBSA-Randolph, TX 78150 or Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1469, Southold, NY 11971.
This is a paid notice.