Ronald Thomas “Tom” Crammer, Sr. was born on October 13, 1935. He passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, California on April 2, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.
Tom was born and raised in Mendham, New Jersey and lived in Brookside until moving to Newport Beach ten years ago with his wife Gloria.
After graduating from Morristown High School in 1953, Tom served in the United States Army before joining the family business, Fred Crammer & Sons Painting. Tom was a member of the Mendham Fire Department—joining in 1958 and retiring in 1968, the Pastime Club and the Masonic Lodge. Tom loved spending time with family & friends and playing golf, as well as fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed bowling on the “Crammer’s Painter’s” bowling team at the Pastime Club. He was active in his Newport Beach home neighborhood where he was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Miramar.”
Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Gloria and four sons, Jeff (Melissa) Cramer, Ron (Sue) Crammer, Pell (Kim) Collins and Jim (Lorie) Collins, Son-in-Law Joseph Turney, brother James Crammer, sister Sandra Crammer Swanger, 14 grandchildren, Luke, Nick, Charlotte, Cami, Brian, Rachel, Kyle, Taylor, Riley, Pell, Derek, Olivia, Ava and Ivy, as well as three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Audrey and Levi.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Ruth (Menagh) Crammer and daughter Nancy Collins Turney.
Visitation will be held at the Bailey Funeral Home in Mendham, New Jersey on Friday, June 22 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00AM at Bailey Funeral Home followed by internment at Mendham Hilltop Cemetery. All are invited afterward to a reception at the Mendham Fire Department at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the following charities: American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Organization and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Funeral services provided by Bailey Funeral Home, Mendham.