WILLSBORO — William Harold Cramer, 84, died at. his home on Lakeshore Drive, Willsboro, Jan. 21, 2006, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born in Albany, N.Y., June 6, 1921, the son of William H. and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Cramer.
In April 1947, he married Lillian (Oliver).
Mr. Cramer worked at the Watervliet Arsenal as a machinist for 25 years retiring in 1982.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 and attained the rank of master sergeant. He commanded a tank division under Gen. George Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1963, he and his wife established a home on Willsboro Point, to where they eventually retired.
Mr. Cramer is survived by his wife Lillian; a son, William Cramer III and his wife Donna of Milford Conn.; a daughter, Sandy Hammond of Lewis, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Carlee Hammond of Willsboro, Nathaniel Hammond of Lewis and Angela and William Cramer of Milford, Conn.
Memorial services for Mr. Cramer will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 160 Central Ave. Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or High Peaks Hospice, PO Box 195, Mineville, NY 12956.
Huestis Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.