Arthur Kramer, 78, of Williamstown died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 2021 at his home.
He was born Jan. 1, 1943 in Arlington, Massachusetts, the son of Arthur W. Kramer, Jr. and Katherine (Kilfoyle). Raised in Cambridge and Reading, Massachusetts, Arthur attended Central Catholic School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He graduated from Norwich University in the Class of 1966.
He served in the U.S. Army, New York Air National Guard and Vermont Air National Guard as a helicopter pilot for over 30 years. A decorated serviceman, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Air Medal before retiring from military service as a Major. Arthur taught seventh grade American History at Tupper Lake Middle School in New York. He retired in 2000.
He married his wife Annmarie (Watson) Alexander at the White Chapel of Norwich University in 2000.
He was inducted into the Norwich University Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1964 Championship Hockey Team. A dedicated family man and community member, Arthur enjoyed hockey, New England history and local curiosities like covered bridges and Revere bells.
He is preceded by his father, mother and brother, John. He is survived by his wife, Annie; daughter, Darci LaFave (William Whitney) of Lake Placid; son, Travis Kramer (Brandon Snider) of Astoria; stepdaughters, Kirsten Alexander, Washington, D.C. (Hector Ortiz) and Shauna Larson (Chad Heise) of Stowe, Vermont; sister Katherine Groves (James) of Gloucester, Massachusetts; brother, Peter Kramer (Laurie Gardner) of Reading, Massachusetts; sister Michelle Kramer (Steve Cook) of Reading, Massachusetts; granddaughters, Alexandra LaFave, Skylar Larson, Sydney Larson, Ellie Ortiz and Ana Ortiz.
There are no calling hours. Graveside service with military honors will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vermont.
Contributions may be made “In Memory of” to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Norwich University Alumni Relations, Attn: Laurie J. LaMothe, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663. Online condolences may be made at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, Vermont.