Gerald L. Cramer 1942-2013

NILES – Gerald L. Cramer, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles.

He was born June 10, 1942, in Punxsutawney, Pa., the son of William and Mary Ellen Hileman Cramer.

Gerald was employed as a mail carrier for 15 years before retiring in 2004, and was also a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.

His wife, Helen “Toni” Peteritis Cramer, whom he married Sept. 20, 1969, died Oct. 1 , 2011.

He will be deeply missed by his son, Barry (Stacey) Cramer of Hermitage, Pa.; three daughters, Pauline (James) Shelton of Saint Augustine, Fla., Christy (David) Barnes of Niles and Bonita Rogozinsky of Jemez Springs, N.M.; his brother, John Cramer of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren, David (Ellen) Barnes, Aaron (Jeny) Barnes, Heath Kindt, Jonathan Kindt II, James Christopher Shelton, Teala (John) Shelton Thomas, Erin Hoffacker, Rachel Cramer, Jessica Cramer and Krisy (Cory) Stiver of Punxsutawney, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren, Hayden Barnes and Carter Barnes.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Bouch-Parsell; a grandson, Justice Barefoot; three brothers, Art, William and Johnny; and a sister, Thelma.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles. Material contributions may be made to help defray Gerry’s funeral expenses, care of the funeral home.

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