Mr. Wayne L. Kramer, age 70, a longtime resident of St. Johnsville, NY, passed away peacefully early Friday morning July 25, 2014, at the Wells Nursing Home facility in Johnstown, NY.
He was born on August 15, 1943, in Little Falls, NY, a son of the late Harold and Anna (Droski) Kramer. He attended St. Johnsville schools. He was a retired employee of Beech-Nut in Canajoharie (over 35 years). Wayne had lived in Canajoharie since 1995 so as to be closest to his work. Most recently he lived at the Pineview Commons on South Melcher Street in Johnstown.
Wayne lived in St. Johnsville most of his life. He loved to travel. Those who knew Wayne best admired his love of the horse races, including travelling to Saratoga Race Track as well as his frequenting of OTB. He enjoyed all of his friends so much and enjoyed hanging out at Stewart's, especially in Fort Plain. He was a member of the Johnstown Reformed Church and actively volunteered his time at church dinners. He also volunteered as a cook at Camp Fowler in Speculator. His family fondly remembers him as an avid Frankie Lane fan as well.
Survivors include two brothers-in-law, Robert Douglas of St. Johnsville and Richard Subik of Wolcott, NY; one sister-in-law, Barbara Kramer of Palatine Bridge, NY; nieces and nephews including Rick Subik, Brian Subik, Carly Kramer, Bobby Kramer, Rodney Douglas, Rhonda Snell, Randy Douglas, and Julie Battisti; and many friends.
Beside his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his brother, Lamont "Chip" Kramer; and two sisters, Jacqueline Subik and Myrna Douglas.
His calling hours and funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at The Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center Street, in St. Johnsville, NY. Calling hours are Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon and the funeral service will begin at noon at the funeral home.The Reverend Brian Dykema, pastor of the Johnstown Reformed Church will preside at the service. Interment will follow in the family plot at West St. Johnsville Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Wayne in a special way are asked to consider a donation to Camp Fowler of Speculator, c/o the Johnstown Reformed Church, 351 North Perry Street, Johnstown, NY 12095. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Harry and Kevin Enea, funeral directors 568-2300.
The family extends a very special thank you to the Pineview Commons as well as the Wells House Nursing Home of Johnstown for the excellent and compassionate care extended. To leave an online condolence, please visit Wayne's memorial page at: www.eneafamily.com