Peter Kramer

Obituary of Peter Edward Kramer

Peter Edward Kramer was born June 3, 1955, the son of Margaret (Peggie) Kramer (McCarthy) and Edward Charles Kramer, Jr. and passed away on January 26, 2019. He is survived by his brother, Douglas Kramer, sister Barbara Kramer, and sister Laura Kramer Frye and her husband Drew as well as nieces and nephew Hayden Kramer his wife Kelly and their daughter Alayna, Tyler Sullivan and her husband Bryon and their sons Nolan and Lucas, Jessica Craft and her husband Keih, and Valerie Kramer.


Peter was a solitary man who loved nature, photography, history of the area, and animals, especially German Shepherds. It was well known that he could talk the ear off a tick if the subject interested him. He served in the US Navy. He graduated from the CCC Police Academy; worked for Chemung County animal control, Corning Inc., Chemung County Sheriff's Office at the Chemung County Jail; the West Elmira Police Department, and Schweizer Aircraft. He was meticulous and detail oriented. His best friend was his German Shepherd, Boeing, who predeceased him. Boeing was very intelligent, and Peter was an amazing animal trainer.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Chemung County SPCA or to the KRAMER Foundation C/O 3171 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845 (


Family and friends are invited to a memorial celebration of Peter's life on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm at the National Soaring Museum on Harris Hill. His ashes will be released by glider at 5 pm. Please follow the "Remembering Peter Kramer" FB page for information and RSVP by email to .

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