Philip Kramer Obituary

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Philip Kramer

February 3, 1934 - January 4, 2013
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Philip Kramer, 78, Kansas City, Missouri (previous 45 year resident of Santa Monica, California), died Friday, January 04, 2013 at Truman Medical Center, Lakewood Long-term Care Center. Philip, the son of Louis Kramer and Helen Kramer (nee Mayrowitz), was born at Royal Hospital, Bronx, New York, February 3rd, 1934. He attended P.S. 90, 114, and 115; Creston Junior High and DeWitt Clinton High School, all in the New York borough of the Bronx. Phil was born into the Jewish faith and was Bar Mitzvahed, and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 18 at J. Vernon McGee's Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, California....
Philip Kramer, 78, Kansas City, Missouri (previous 45 year resident of Santa Monica, California), died Friday, January 04, 2013 at Truman Medical Center, Lakewood Long-term Care Center. Philip, the son of Louis Kramer and Helen Kramer (nee Mayrowitz), was born at Royal Hospital, Bronx, New York, February 3rd, 1934. He attended P.S. 90, 114, and 115; Creston Junior High and DeWitt Clinton High School, all in the New York borough of the Bronx. Phil was born into the Jewish faith and was Bar Mitzvahed, and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 18 at J. Vernon McGee's Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, California. Phil left the Bronx for California in 1951, at the age of 17. He worked a variety of TV servicing jobs (having built his first TV as a young teen), before enlisting in the United States Army in 1953. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands, New Mexico, working as a Missile Controls Systems Technician with Corporal ballistic missiles, achieving the rank of Specialist 3rd Class. Phil was honorably discharged in 1956 from the Army, and held a series of technical jobs in California with Nortronics, FMA, Inc., Hughes Aircraft, Pacific Data Systems, UCLA Westwood, E.H. Plesset Associates and Citizens Electronics. He also had studied engineering at Texas Western College, El Camino College, UCLA, and Santa Monica City College, and computer programming at GTE Data Services. Phil also worked for many years as a TV service technician (Kramer and Associates). Through his Army buddy, Ralph Cooper, Phil met his wife, Marcia Lucille Kramer (nee Cooper) and they were married February 23rd, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Phil and Marcia had two daughters, Karen Marie and Connie Renee. Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia, his brother Edward Kramer, his father Louis Kramer and his mother Helen Kramer. Phil is survived by his daughter Karen, and her husband Brian Lucy of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and his daughter Connie, and her husband Larry Harvey of Hastings, Nebraska. Also surviving are his four grandchildren: Marcus Hunter and his wife Jennifer, Heather Brown and her husband Craig, Chelsea Hunter and Sarah Lucy. His family whom are left behind, are thankful for his Faith in the Lord and that he is now with Him in Glory, along with his beloved wife Marcia. Visitation will be held 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri, 64133. Graveside services at 2:30 p.m. in Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.

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