Bruce M. Kramer

Born: Wed., Sep. 22, 1943
Died: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 15, 2018
Location: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church


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Bruce McChesney Kramer, aged 75, of Gettysburg PA, passed away on December 1st, 2018, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen, his two children, Laurie Kramer of Olney, MD, and Brian Kramer and wife Jennifer of Ijamsville, MD, as well as his beloved grandchildren Allison and Chase. Born to Clifton and Helen Griffith Kramer of Silver Spring, MD,  Bruce was a 1961 graduate of Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, MD, and went on to become a licensed plumber and member of WSSC. While caring for the family farm in Sunshine, MD, working as a plumber, and caring for his wife and children, he also served his country as a member of the  Maryland National Guard. Later in life, Bruce and his wife moved to Gettysburg, PA, as Bruce had an enduring love of military history. While there, Bruce operated tour buses through Gettysburg National Battlefield.  Bruce will be fondly remembered for his love of family, his signature sense of humor, and his ability to make friends wherever he went. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 1pm at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 21611 Laytonsville Rd, Laytonsville, MD 20882, followed by a short grave site ceremony. A gathering to honor Bruce will be held at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD  20878 immediately after services.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  Arrangements by Barber Funeral Home.

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Darlene
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Kathleen, Laurie, and Brian
You are always in my heart and prayers. After 52 years of my knowing Bruce, his legacy will be in our stories when we are together. He will live on within us. As you said Kathleen he and his best bud will be looking down on us and laughing.

Bill Henderson
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Great guy, great parents. I enjoyed his laugh. Many good memories So sorry for your loss

Phil Burroughs
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Had a lot of fun & great times with Bruce during high school. I’ll never forget his annual Easter Sunday swim in the Hawlings river not far from our homes out in Sunshine Md. My condolences and prayers go out to all his family.

Kent Altemus
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Bruce and I were very close for many years and I always considered the Kramer's my extended family.
Deeply saddened for this news and not keeping in closer touch with Bruce.
My condolences and love to you all.

Kent Altemus


Lori Pujol
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Dear Kathleen, Laurie and Brian,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Bruce was a great man, and I will always treasure my memories of his kind heart and sense of humor.

Lori

Ted and Nancy Sterne11
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
We will miss Bruce. He was always a large part of our family gatherings.
Kathlern, Laurie and Brian (Jennifet) Allison and Chase have Bruce looking down on them with his angel wings. Love to all of you.

Sam Steel
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
My condolences to family of Bruce Kramer. He was a friend and a fellow member of the close-knit Sherwood High Class of 1961. My prayers and thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.

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