Gerald V. Cramer, 82, of Medford, Ore. passed away at his care facility, A Touch of Grace, December 16, 2012. Gerald was born February 17, 1930, in Portland, Ore. to parents, Verne E. Cramer and Mary Dorothy Catherine Irvine-Cramer. Gerald was married for 61 years to Mildred A. Shults-Cramer. They were married February 2, 1951, in Portland, Ore. and lived there until June 1952, when they moved to Medford.
Gerald worked for over 37 years at the Postal Service and GSA. He started as a letter carrier in Portland at age 17. He was the first building superintendent of the old Post Office building dedicated in 1965, at 8th St. and Holly St. Gerald served for nine years in the Naval Reserve.
He loved music and started playing the piano at age five. He played many instruments including the trumpet, accordion, guitar, organ, and harpsichord. He loved the outdoors and spent much time camping throughout Oregon. Gerald completed many training courses in advanced mathematics, electronics, air conditioning, boilers, and advanced circuit analysis.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Mildred; sons, Dennis W. Cramer, of Medford and Lowell W. Cramer, of Carrollton, Va.; sister, Sharon D. Cramer-Paulsen, of West Linn, Ore.; two grandsons; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Loren D Cramer.