Bruce W. Kramer (August 15, 1952 - November 16, 2011)
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Bruce 
        W.        Kramer
Bruce Wood Kramer of Warners passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 after a battle with cancer. Bruce was born In Ambler, PA. In 1952 and lived in North Chatham from 1958-1970. He graduated from Ichabod Crane Central High School, Valatie, NY in 1970, then attended S.U.N.Y. at Cortland graduating with his Bachelor of Education in Physical Education (1974) and Masters Degree in Phys. Ed. (1975). Syracuse City School District hired him and he taught over 35 years at Fowler High School. Bruce coached Fowler’s JV and Varsity boy’s soccer and baseball teams for the same number of years until Fall 2011. He was always patient, knowledgeable and skilled at teaching and coaching. He enjoyed team wins, but knew his players needed to learn basic skills and strategies to be successful. Wins were a bonus. Bruce always tried to do the best he could every day, he said. Bruce missed the students and staff very much when he replaced teaching with needed medical care. Being with his family and friends was his greatest pleasure. He also coordinated and enjoyed playing his co-ed Town of VanBuren adult summer softball league with his team, “The Scoopers”. Bruce pitched and usually played outfield (or where needed). He was a lover of baseball (Yankees etc.) and his encyclopedic knowledge of baseball trivia was amazing. Bruce married his wife Margaret H. Lanzendorf in Syracuse on November 13, 1981. They were together on their 30th anniversary. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Gertrude Wood Kramer in 1992 and David Maxwell Kramer in 1997.

Survivors: his wife Margaret; son David (Susan), daughter, Wendy; Brother, William David (Lynn); nephews, Bill and Lance; cousin Suzanne Aimes Livornese; special friends, Jane Rendell, Harold and Connie Crandon, Janine Lee. Bruce fought his illness bravely and it did not take away his dignity or kind personality. Bruce was a helpful and understanding son, son-in-law, husband, father, teacher and friend. His smile, quick wit and sense of humor were always appreciated. His presence in our lives will be greatly missed. God bless you.

Calling hours: 1-4 pm Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville with a 4pm Service to follow. Graveside services will be private at N. Chatham Cemetery, N. Chatham, NY.

Contributions: in Bruce’s memory: Hope Lodge Hospitality House, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or Fowler High School Booster Club, 227 Magnolia St., Syracuse, NY 13204.



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Douglas J. Bolton - Woodland Park, NJ
 
Dear Peg & Family: 2/1/2012

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Bruce. It is extremely difficult for me to express in words, how much I share in your sorrow.

I was fortunate to have Bruce as my roommate for two(2) years (1972-1974), while attending SUNY College at Cortland. We had many good times together, and he served as my "Big Brother" on many occassions. I knew then, he would make a wonderful teacher because of his energy, enthusiasm, love of learning, dedication, great sense of humor, and his willingness to always help others. He was generous, kind, and a true gentleman at all times.

Luckiy, we stayed in touch after graduation. I always enjoyed his "post Christmas" greetings and annual updates. Bruce was eager to share news about his family and friends and never took a front seat in talking about himself. It is rare to find an educator who spends 35 years in the same school district. I credit him for his display of patience, loyalty, and optimism throughout many difficult years.

News of his death came as a real shock, as I always knew him to be in the "peak of health". As long as I can remember, Bruce was active in coaching, playing softball, and following the Yankees.

I am so glad that you and Bruce were able to attend our wedding (Doug & Armida Bolton) in July, 2006. It meant a great deal to have you join us on this special day. We shall long remember this fine celebration marked by the many friends and family members who were present.

Indeed, Bruce shall be greatly missed, and words cannot adequately convey our sadness for your loss. May it comfort you to know that Bruce will always be held in highest regard, and that he will be long remembered by everyone who was associated with him. I have the utmost respect for Bruce and sincerely hope that he is resting in peace.

Please continue to keep in touch, knowing that as your friends, we care about you and your family. May God Bless you all during this time of need. Be well!
Wednesday February 1st, 2012
Andy Pray - Doylestown, PA
 
I had the pleasure of living with Bruce my freshman year at SUNY Cortland. It was his junior year. As you might expect, Bruce was a serious student with an unwavering love of sports and was truly a good natured person. I carry wonderful memories of Bruce and am very sorry for your loss.
Peace
Wednesday December 7th, 2011
Seth Diamond - New York City
 
I had gone to Cortland with Bruce and lived in his suite my freshman year. He truly was a fine person and a great individual. I was truly saddened to see this. My condolences and thoughts are with you.
Seth Diamond
Tuesday December 6th, 2011
Vicki Wills - North Chatham
 
Peggy & all Bruce's family,
I am finally accepting that Bruce has passed on. I just didn't think it would happen. I am so sorry for you all. The Bruce I remember from ICC High School was a fair wonderful person. Our families grew up together and his folks especially David, his Dad I knew for years afterwards and even became friends with. Bruce was always into sports, always nice to talk with. [My folks couldn't take me to the basketball games so I road with the Kramer's or the Light's to evening events. I kept score for the basketball team for 4 years.] It was good to catch-up when you came through town. I now appreciate how calm and respectful his spirit was. And always playing ball all these years. I can't find your address again, so i don't know if you will ever get the card I've written, but God Bless.
Sunday December 4th, 2011
Barbara (Peemoeller) Marczak - Merritt Island, FL
 
Peg - I was so saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. He sounds like the kind of person I would have been honored to know. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monday November 28th, 2011
Rowland Dutcher - Gaithersburg, MD
 
Peg,

I am so sorry about Bruce. His friendship forged in Cortland will never be forgotten. I extend to you and the surviving family members, friends, and relatives my deepest sympathy.

Rowland (Torch)
Monday November 28th, 2011
Linda "Kelly" Armour - Delanson NY
 
Peggy, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Although I did not know Bruce, it's obvious, from reading all the messages, that he was a special man. From my recollection of Cortland and College Singers, you share many of the same, wonderful traits that he possessed. My best to you and yours. --Kelly
Monday November 28th, 2011
Ms. Mary E. Jones--"Ms. M.J." - Auburn, NY
 
To Coach Kramer's Family and Loved Ones: I was shocked and saddened to learn of Coach Kramer's passing. I used to work with him at Fowler. He would always greet me with "Good morning, Mam", and hold open a door if I passed through it. He was an awesome person to work with. He truly will be missed. Fowler has an "empty void" without Coach Kramer. May Coach Kramer rest in peace, and his family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.--Ms. Mary E. Jones--"Ms. M.J." (Sp. Ed. T.A.--Corcoran HS/SCSD)
Friday November 25th, 2011
Eileen Morales Viera (Fowler Grad) - Clearwater, FL
 
Coach you are going to be greatly missed. I learned so much for you during my years at Fowler High. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. God Bless
Tuesday November 22nd, 2011
Roberta Vader - Clary Middle School
 
Deepest sympathy to the family of coach Kramer.He was a great guy. I was one of his student in the1980's.
Monday November 21st, 2011
SHARON SEABROOK - TAMPA
 
RIP COACH! WOW 35 YEARS AND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR DEDICATION. THAT ALONE SAYS ALOT ABOUT THE MAN THAT YOU WERE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
Monday November 21st, 2011
JIm and Martha Hawk - Blountville, TN
 
Though our opportunities to spend time together seem so few ... your family is dear to us and close to our hearts. Other words fail me but know you are loved and in our prayers.
Monday November 21st, 2011
melissa keefe - northsyracuse
 
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to have him as a teacher. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. "Falcon for life"we prod champs 1992 basketball n footba;; rest peace he was a good gym teacher
Monday November 21st, 2011
Lesa - Liverpool, NY
 
My deepest sympathy to the Kramer Family. I will always remember Mr. Kramer as a great guy with a great sense of humor. He actually made me enjoy gym. RIP always.
Monday November 21st, 2011
Howard (Bud) and Pat Light - North Chatham, NY
 
We extend our deepest sympathy to Bruce's family. Pat and I will always remember Bruce as we grew up together. We enjoyed many great and fun times in high school. I will always remember all the teams (soccer, basketball, and baseball) Bruce and I played together in North Chatham and at Ichabod Crane High School. (Bud)
Monday November 21st, 2011
Jamie - Syracuse
 
Bruce was a great coworker and it is so sad to see him gone. He touched so many lives, and was devoted to his students at Fowler. God Bless your family and friends at this difficult time.
Sunday November 20th, 2011
gregg kall - syracuse
 
Bruce was my colleague and friend. I loved his sense of humor. One of my favorite memories was trying to educate Bruce on how the internet works. Goodbye my friend.
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Elizabeth Belden Handler - Syracuse
 
Oh Peg,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a wonderful man, and a wonderful coach. He will be greatly missed by the whole Fowler community.
Liz
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Diana F. Cramer - Syracuse
 
Peg....I was so, so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care,
Diana
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Susann H. Panek Rounds -
 
As a mother who got to watch Coach Kramer interact with all four of my sons (3 who played and 1 who decided not to) it was always a pleasure to have my children around him. He was a truly gentle and kind person who taught the players to think, react and play like a team. He was courteous and helped to shape friendships and great qualities to take forward into adulthood.
Thanks to his family for sharing him with the Fowler families.
Susann H Panek
Sunday November 20th, 2011
christina verne - chittenango
 
Mr.Kramer was one of the most kind hearted people that I know. I grew up with his daughter wendy we were the best of friends for the longest time. Wendy and mrs kramer I am so sorry I was not able to make it to the services. Your whole family has been in my thoughts and prayers. Although this is a very sad time mr kramer is no longer in pain or suffering and he will be waiting when the time comes.
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Michelle Balzano - Baldwinsville
 
Kramer Family, I was saddened to hear that Bruce had passed away. He always took the time to chat with me during in the halls when we passed each other. He was always positive and upbeat from the moment I met him. He will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Philip Puleo - Utica,NY
 
My heart goes out to Bruce's family. He was a great man, teacher, and coach. He always meant very well in whatever he did. He always had a smile on his face and would always be there to enjoy a conversation with you. I was lucky to be able to coach and teach with him. Rest in peace Kramer.
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Wil Whittico - Skaneateles, NY
 
Coach Kramer was an incredible man made from fabric and fiber unlike no other person. He was kind and patient. I played for him for two seasons at Fowler, probably my best two seasons because he help me develop into a whole person not just an athlete. I had many conversations with him about life but mostly about baseball. I saw him last year briefly and we talked about life but mostly about baseball. I missed those talks and I will miss him. Rest in Peace, my friend
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Nancy Workman - Syracuse, NY
 
To Peggy and Family,
My sympathy to you and your family. May you find strength and comfort at this difficult time.

Nancy Workman (NHS '68)
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Thomas Dotterer - Syracuse
 
Bruce was as good an example as I have had the good fortune to witness in the time I have been around the game of baseball--I won't forget that example--and I won't forget him.
Sunday November 20th, 2011
Ryan Kellogg - Bedford, NH
 
To the Kramer family:

I attended Fowler from 1998-2002 and coach Kramer was always a pleasure to be around. He instilled integrity, hard work, and sportsmanship to every student he taught. He will be missed dearly by everyone.
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Bernice Bradway - Syracuse, NY
 
My deepest sympathy to the Kramer family. I worked with Bruce at Fowler and each time I observed his PE classes, it was obvious that Bruce stressed the importance of physical fitness and wellness. He introduced his students to many sports and PE related activities, and the students participated with glee. Mr. Kramer was also a great help during lunch at Fowler, for he always signed up for cafeteria duty and his assistance was very much appreciated. You will be missed Bruce Kramer.
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Luis cruz - Syracuse
 
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the Kramer family. I was one coach Kramers students back 91-92 yr but I play soccer for him 5 yrs when I started as J.V and I also played baseball for him. I realy dont know what yo say only that he was amd ever will be the best coach/teacher that anyone could have at Fowler. The funny thing is that Kramer also had the joy of teaching 3 of my kids and they also would come back to me and tell me that coach Kramer says hi. I would see coach when I was out and about I would ask him how the kids wher doing on the soccer field and we would alk for a good 15 to 20 minutes and he would go down the line on who has the ability to do good and who can do better. Well I guess I can keep going on and on but what I realy want to say is that COACH U WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE OF UR STUDENTS AT FOWLER HIGH SCHOOL. Thank you for everything u did me on good times and bad may u RIP COACH
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Roxane Niezabytowski (Danboise) - Syracuse
 
My deepest sympathy to the Kramer family. Coach K was truly a wonderful person and I'm extremely lucky to have had him as a teacher. God bless.
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Tim & AnnMarie Brooks - Syracuse, NY
 
Mrs Kramer,

My wife AnnMarie and I would like to offer our heart felt sympathy to you and your family.Coach Kramer was taken away from us way too soon,and he will be missed. I first met him in 8th grade as one of his JV baseball players. My first memory of him was when I had to take the physical fitness test that all junior high school athletes had to pass in order to participate in a high School sport. Being a nervous kid in a new setting with older kids didn't last long because of him. His patience and commitment to Fowler HS as a coach and teacher will always be remembered.The 35 years he spent at Fowler was a blessing to ALL of us. As a man, his integrity is something that i will always admire and respect. My wife AnnMarie has had the pleasure of working with Bruce for the past 18 years. She always enjoyed the wonderful talks they would have about his soccer team. He would also never forget to ask about how our children were as they are athletes. He gave great advice and that She will treasure forever.
God Bless you and your family,
Tim and AnnMarie Brooks
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Bill "Pugs" Bowles - Simpsonville , SC
 
RIP coach. You were a good man and JV baseball will never be the same. Thanks for the memories and having faith in a young left handed catcher. You'll be missed. My prayers to your family.
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Wendy Welsh Manley - Sagamore Beach, Ma
 
Dear Peggy and Family...........My heart aches for you at your loss. Bruce sounds like a very special person, well loved and respected. Sending caring thoughts your way. Wendy
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Teresa Polsin and family - Cazenovia, N.Y.
 
Dear Peggy,David and Wendy,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Bruce was an excellent teacher and coach. He was very friendly, outgoing and dedicated professional. I enjoyed working with him at Fowler. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Teresa Polsin
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Linda (Schwartz) Wiese - Brentwood, TN
 
Peggy, I am so sorry of the loss of your husband. From what I have read, his kindness touched many people. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Linda
Saturday November 19th, 2011
jonathan loveless - liverpool ny
 
My prayers and condolences go out to the kramer family. Mr kramer was one of the best teachers ever. I remember many times he would make is all smile with his sense of humor. As. Graduate of fowler I used many things he taught me to help me become a successful team player and. Productive member of society. Thx for everything Mr Kramer we all love u and its great to see the support of all the falcons both former and current.....fowler falcon for life rest in paradise coach k
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Jennifer M - Syracuse
 
My deepest sympathies to the Kramer family. I was a student of coach Kramer's. He understood that I didn't have the best of times in gym class and always had words of encouragement for me. I remember taking archery for the first time and when I had my turn, he told me what to do and I did it. I waited with him to see where the arrow went and we both didn't see it. Finally, we heard a ping noise and realized that it hit the bleachers. He told me that I was the first studnet ever to do that. That made me feel good. RIP!!!! U will be missed. I have thought of you often. class of 91
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Martha Lange - Syracuse NY
 
Peggy, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your husband sounded like a remarkable person. May your memories and family see you through. Martha (Gabriel) Lange
Friday November 18th, 2011
John Brown - Syracuse
 
Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you, Bruce, and all of your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Friday November 18th, 2011
TINA HOMER- ROSADO - SYRACUSE NY
 
MY HEART GOES OUT 2 UR FAMILY. COACH KRAMER IS ONE OF THE BEST COACHES EVER.I MEET HIM @ FOWLER HIGH IN 1991-1992 SCHOOL YEAR. I WOULD WALK DOWN THE HALLS HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY IN MY PRESENTS U WILL NEVER HAVE THAT SAD FACE. I SAID YEA RIGHT I HAVE NOTHING 2 BE HAPPY FOR. THEN HE WOULD CRACK A JOKE OR MAKE A FUNNY REMARK. THERE WAS NO WAY U COULD BE UNHAPPY AROUND HIM. I NEVER RECALL HIM HAVING A BAD DAY.IF HE HAD ONE U WOULDNT OF KNOWN UNLESS HE TOLD U. HE WAS FULL OF LIFE AND FULL OF POSITIVE ENERGY THAT RUBBED OFF ON ALOT OF PEOPLE. HE WAS ONE OF MY FAV. COACH/TEACHER IVE HAD. HE WAS MY SON JOELS COACH. HE TALKED JOEL INTO WORKING OUT 2 HELP HIM GET INTO SHAPE. I DIDNT THINK MY SON WILL STAY WITH IT. BUT KRAMER MADE IT INTRESTING 4 HIM. JOEL ALWAYS TALKED HIGHLY OF HIM. HE WAS HIS ROLE MODEL HE WAS EVERYONES. U WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO EVER MEET U. UR THE BEST COACH EVER.RIP
Friday November 18th, 2011
Veronica johnson - Syracuse
 
I'm so sorry for ur lost. He was a great coach and teacher. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Karen Thrasher - Fowler Graduate
 
Mr. Kramer was one of the best. As a past graduate of Fowler I helped him with keeping stats for his soccer teams. He taught me alot about sports and life. He will be missed. My sympathy to his family and friends. RIP Coach.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Jay LaFountaine - Bentonville, AR
 
Bruce! The familiar yell of the rebellious teens on our early 90's soccer teams. It never seemed to bother you to be on a first name basis with us. Soccer was fun because you were the coach. We won one game our senior year, and Bruce makes the paper with this quote, "The kids had to dump water on me because the school district doesn't afford us Gatorade." In the end it really didn't matter how many times we won or lost, the comraderie of the players and coaches became what mattered. Condolences to the Kramer family, the fact so many peoples lives were touch by Coach Kramer testifies to the good person he was.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Dave Carroll - Fowler Employee
 
To The Kramer family

I am so srry for you loss. Bruce was a great guy and was always full of life. I always looked fowered to seeing him everyday at work and to here what new jokes he have came up with. He will be missed by all Fowler High School Staff and Students. The kramer are in my thoughts and prayers.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Colleen Matthews - Cedar Rapids, IA
 
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Coach Kramer. Coach K was always laughing and giving us girls on the soccer and softball teams, a hard time, but all in good fun. and Who could ever forget the Red shorts? He left his mark on a number of students and we are all better for having known Coach. RIP Coach Kramer.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Shannon O'Brien - Syracuse
 
Was just thinking about looking you up to say Hi just recently. Sorry I missed you. Thanks for all the knowledge you gave me during my 4 years as your soccer student.
You were a great coach and good friend. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Coach K, you pulled a hat trick in real life.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Giacomo Barberis - Torino Italy
 
As an exchange student At fowler high school, coach Kramer helped as i was far away from home and my family and gave me the possibility to play soccer and have new friends.
Always thankful
(sorry for my bad english.
RIP Coach
Friday November 18th, 2011
anne marie fields (lopergola) - syracuse
 
my deepest sympathy's to the kramer family. mr kramer was a great teacher. not only at fowler was i lucky to have him as a gym teacher, but also at seymour. you will be greatley missed mr kramer!
Friday November 18th, 2011
teresa monette-sacco - syracuse
 
sorry for your loss. mr.kramer will be missed he was my gym teacher,and my husbands too at fowler he also taught my brothers and sisters and even my daughter. he always had a smile,was pleasant,and was there when you needed him.god bless you at this time,and years to come. the monette's and sacco families and so many more.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Joseph Blair - syracuse
 
coach you will be missed
Friday November 18th, 2011
The Beaver Lake Animal Hospital - Baldwinsville
 
Our hearts go out to the Kramer Family, Bruce was a kind and Gentle man who loved his pets dearly. Margaret our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Mariesa Eastman - Waterville,NY
 
I send my greatest sympathies to the family of man that has been such a great role model in my life. He was a great teacher, coach, and friend. Whether it was in class or on the soccer field he pushed me to be a better person in so many ways. I could never express the gratitude that I have for him and the way he fed into the students at Fowler. I pray that God grants you comfort in your time of grieving. God Bless!
Friday November 18th, 2011
Joyce E. Kearn - Hampton, NH
 
Peggy,
Please accept my sympathy at the loss of your husband. I am sure he will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Joyce (NHS'68)
Friday November 18th, 2011
Katy (Gentile) Harris - Ithaca, NY
 
I've known Kramer since I was a ball girl for my brothers soccer games. All 3 of my brothers played for him and he knew me very well once I got to Fowler! He was such a great person and will be greatly missed!
Friday November 18th, 2011
Carol DeShane - Fowler Grad
 
To the Kramer family.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mr kramer was my gym teacher back in the 90,s he was such a really nice guy. He always was optimistic about everything. When He would see a student struggling he would always try to guide them in the right direction. The past 5 years Mr. Kramer has felt like family to me. My son Tommie joined modified baseball team in 8th grade. Mr Kramer was his coach. The team hardly ever won a game, but mr. Kramer would not care he just smile. He wanted these boys to learn the game and learn how to be a team player. As the years went on Kramer continued to coach my son.June,2010 is when the team WON the FIRST Syracuse City School Championship game ever. I remeber Kramer with the biggest smile on his face with tears in his eyes! He was so proud!!!! The following year my son became a senior. The year felt empty without Kramer he was no longer coaching/ teaching. His illness was getting the best of him. I just wanna say THANK YOU KRAMER for what you have instilled not only in me but my son as well!! We will play ball someday again. REST in PEACE.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Damaris Vazquez (Fowler Grad.) - Syracuse,NY
 
My heart goes out to Kramer's family. He was the most amazing teacher ever, and the best coach. His wisdom was the most inspiring when people were down. Being a Fowler Graduate, all of the students got to experience his wonderful presence. He will be missed, but will never be forgotten. His impact on students lives will always be remembered. To the Kramer family, I hope everything is well. And to Mr. Kramer you were the best teacher/coach that has lived, and Fowler High School will miss you.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Charlie Combs - E. Syracuse
 
Bruce had some terrific attributes as a coach. He was firm and direct yet, respected by his players. They responded with effort and sportsmanship, even though victorys were scarce.
As an offcial, I appreciated his demeaner and respect for the effort we gave. We were always warmly greeted at the game field. It seems apparent that his family is a legacy to the positive way he shared his life with others.

Charlie Combs
NYS Baseball Umpires - Syracuse
Friday November 18th, 2011
MELANIE BARTOWSKI - Liverpool,NY
 
Coach Kramer will be missed. He had a sharp sense of humor that no matter what kind of day you were having (in high school...you have some challenging days..lol) he would always know what to say to make you laugh! He was one-of-a-kind...:)
Friday November 18th, 2011
Erica wilkins - Fort knox ky
 
Coach kramer was a wonderful gym teacher coach and person. It saddens me to hear he has this world for another. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his loved ones. He will be missed.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Sharon Hammer Elmer - Bridgeport, NY
 
Peggy - Sorry for the loss of your husband. From what I have read, he seemed to have been a wonderful, loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and know you will get through this with the help of your family and friends.

Sharon Hammer Elmer, Class of '68
Friday November 18th, 2011
Cindy Curtis - Syracuse
 
To the Kramer Family, I am deeply sadden by your loss. Kramer was a great teacher, coach and friend. He touched many peoples lives. He will be missed and Rest in Peace my Friend!
Friday November 18th, 2011
Randy Muir (Fergusopn Enterprises) - Pulaski Co., VA
 
I have been lucky to be have Bruce's son David as a colleague for several years now. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Bruce, in listening to David talk about his Dad over those years, the profound love and respect he holds for him has shined through brightly. The messages I read here from others who knew Bruce personally are further evidence of his invaluable qualities of limitless optimism, indefatiguable energy and character. It is so clear that David, the rest of his family, and those who were touched by Bruce have been blessed in so many ways by his example and presence in their lives. Bruce's inestimable positive impact on my friend and colleague David, as well as David's family and all that knew Bruce will live on forever.
Friday November 18th, 2011
stacy badgley - syracuse ny
 
To the Kramer family.. I am so sorry for your loss.. Coach Kramer was a great guy and a good listener I left Fowler in 2000 and even after that i used to go up to burnet to see him just to have a chat with him.. I will always remember all the good times we had at fowler with him and even all the times he caught us doing the wrong thing and didn't turn us in... rip coach kramer you will be truly missed forever!!
Friday November 18th, 2011
Guy Linton - Syracuse, NY
 
Mr. Kramer, it was a pleasure to know you, your kindness, spirt and smile will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kramer family and all of his friends, especially his colleagues and co-workers in the Syracuse City School District.
Friday November 18th, 2011
diane demong mitchell(fowler grad) - syracuse,ny
 
to the kramer family sorry to hear about your lose he was one of my favorite teachers at fowler he will be missed he was a great teacher and friend god be with you
Friday November 18th, 2011
Debbie Hatherill - Syracuse
 
To the entire Kramer family- I am deeply sorry for your loss. As a graduate of Fowler High School(1982), he was the best gym teacher that Fowler ever had! He wasn't only a teacher is was a great person and friend. My brothers and my children also had Mr. Kramer and we all had very fond memories. I will never forget my junior year when my friend and I would go get him a coffee at McDonalds on Geddes Street and he would have to pretend he was mad at us for going there cause we weren't suppose to leave school grounds. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Jessica Gallipeau Cornish - Camillus
 
I am sad to hear of the loss of Coach Kramer. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Kim (Scobell) Salanger - Camillus, NY
 
To the entire Kramer family- I am deeply sorry for your loss. As a graduate of Fowler High School many years ago I have very fond memories or Mr. Kramer. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Christina - Diller
 
Just like to add one more thing. I am 37 years old and not once did he forget my name. He was proud of his students and never forgot a one!
Friday November 18th, 2011
Christina Hart - Syracuse
 
To the family of Coach, I offer my condolences. I will always remember Coach. He influenced my son and me the desire to excel at anything that I did.Very saddened to hear he must have pretty proud of his boys & girls of Fowler H.S.Once a Brave Always a Brave!
Friday November 18th, 2011
Beth and Bob Fini - Manassas, VA
 
Peg, We are so sorry to hear Of Bruce's death. We are praying for all of you.
Beth and Bob Fini
Friday November 18th, 2011
Clark family - North Syracuse
 
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so glad that our families have become so close.
We have so many wonderful memories and good times that we have shared together. Bruce was a great man and will be remembered by all the people whose lives he touched.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Carol (Camenga) McNeil - Painted Post NY
 
Peggy-I am so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing;in reading about him,.it seems that the two of you were kindred spirits. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Friday November 18th, 2011
Lonnie Weiss - Philadelphia, PA
 
Dear Peggy,
I am so sorry. Bruce sounds like a wonderful and greatly loved man. I hope that gathering the family is a good thing, and that you have a circle of dear friends to accompany you into the world after Bruce.
Lonnie
Friday November 18th, 2011
Judy Fusco - Syracuse
 
What a loss! I was so sad to learn of Bruce's death. My condolences to his family. I taught with Bruce at Fowler for oh, so many years. What great memories, what great kids, what great stories ("Make the play; make the play!"). Such a terrific guy -- I wish you could have had many more years to spread your Kramer humor. Peace!
Friday November 18th, 2011
suzanne loucky - vienna, austria
 
Dear Peggy, and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like Bruce was a wonderful husband, father, teacher, coach, mentor, in short everything. I wish I could have met him. May you experience God's comfort and loving care during this difficult time.
love
Suzanne
Friday November 18th, 2011
Lucia Di Caprio Ashley - Camillus
 
What a wonderful welcome I recieved from him when I first joined the SCSD at Fowler High School. I'm very much going to miss my "Brucey" but know that he impacted many, many people with his kindness, wit and smile!
Thursday November 17th, 2011
Jason - Syracuse
 
I worked and coached with Bruce for the past six years and what I think of most is, through everything, you knew you could count on him. There were plenty of times when I was in a pinch and had nearly run out of options and Bruce picked me up. I have never been around a person so devoted to optimism and with the ability to find something good to say about everybody. He was beyond committed to the students he taught and the players he coached, and it was a quality that was felt and appreciated by every student athlete whose life he touched. I have spoken to more former student athletes in the past 24 hours than I have in the past five years, all inquiring and paying respects to Coach Kramer. They know, as we all do, that Fowler High School will not be the same going forward, but will forever be grateful for having such a great man for such a long time. You are and will continue to be missed. God Bless You.
Thursday November 17th, 2011
Dwight - Fulton
 
I met Dave, Mr Kramer's son during my first year of college at Oswego St. I was able to get to know Dave and Sue very well through those years at Oswego. I was privileged to know Mr Kramer through to his son. I remember one day while Coaching for Fulton Baseball, seeing him at the Fowler High School while dropping the Varsity team off for their game. He took time to say hello and talk to me while waiting for our guys to exit the bus. In talking with him and getting to know his son over the course of 3 years, it is obvious of the character, morals, beliefs and quality of the person Mr Kramer was which was passed onto Dave. The apple does not fall too far from the tree.
Thursday November 17th, 2011
Ashley Hollister (a.k.a Lane) - Solvay
 
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to have him as a teacher. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. "Falcon for life"
Thursday November 17th, 2011