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Richard "Dick" Kramer, 77, of Granby, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on December 28, 1937, son of the late Henry Otto Kramer and Ethel Geraldine (Smith) Kramer. One of 11 children, Dick spent his childhood in Iowa and after high school graduation enlisted in the US Air Force. He was stationed in Alaska, Virginia and Vermont, where he met his wife. He was honorably discharged after three years to begin working with the Federal Aviation Administration. Dick enjoyed his work and retired as a Chief Electronic Technician in Windsor Locks. Dick was a talented artist who spent many hours creating and perfecting beautiful wood carvings. Although many offered to purchase, his creations were never for sale and given only as gifts. Dick was a meticulous gardener who could grow a rose in a desert and eagerly approached each year's yard work with a detailed plan. He was also an avid reader and history buff who borrowed countless books from the Granby Public Library, acquiring over the years a detailed knowledge of history. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, H. Eileen Kramer of Granby; two sons, Steven R. Kramer and his wife Melinda of Alexandria, VA and Michael R. Kramer, Esq. and his wife Annette of Roswell, GA; three adored grandchildren, Kathryn E. Kramer, Qin Kramer, and Christian Willingham-Kramer; three brothers, Gerald Kramer, Eugene Kramer, Roger Kramer; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Weiderholt. He also leaves a plethora of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings, Henry, Jr., Kenneth, James, Eleanor, Florence, and Evelyn. Dick's family will receive friends on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. At the family's request, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please honor Dick by sending memorial donations to the Granby Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 617, Granby, CT 06035.

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