Robert B. Kramer

May 27, 1944August 25, 2011

Robert “Bob” B. Kramer, 67, of Fairhaven and Gainesville, Florida, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich following a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Shirley (Icenhour) Kramer with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born and raised in Harrisburg, PA, a son of Barbara (Gustin) Kramer and the late John Kramer, he maintained a home in Gainesville for 27 years and summered in Fairhaven for the past 7 years. Mr. Kramer was the visionary and founding father of Haile Plantation. As town planner and developer, Bob created the residential community and the Haile Village Center, a new urbanism development and the heart of the 1,700 arce community. Bob was a talented architect, artist and painter who enjoyed being in the company of his loving family. Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Robert John Kramer and his wife Carol Anne, David Matthew Kramer and his wife Megan and Kimberley Ann Kramer; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Grace, Trey, Robert and Sadie; his brother, Jack Kramer, his wife Kay, and their three children. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn.


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Robert B. Kramer

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Lynda Spence

September 6, 2011

Bob was a gentle giant. To know him was to know a mastermind. The contributions he made to Alachua County and the counsel he gave to developers all over the world, is but one small part of his legacy. His memory will live on in his Live Oaks. Shirley, my love and prayers to you and the kids. He was so proud of you all!

Richard & Candy Hollinger

August 30, 2011

We moved to Gainesville in 1983 and began looking for a place to live that was unique. The realtor took us to Haile Plantation, the newly created planned development off of Tower Road. We fell in love with the concept devised by architect and developer, Robert Kramer. Over the years Candy and I got to know Bob as a friend while serving on the Board of Directors and preparing the Haile Newsletter. We both appreciate the genius of Bob Kramer and his friendship. We will miss this kind and gentle man greatly. He gave Gainesville a lasting community that will serve as a testament to his creativity and intelligence.

Karen Kirkman

August 30, 2011

We, at the Historic Haile Homestead, mourn Bob's passing. Bob served on our Board of Directors in the 1990s. His devotion to the Homestead helped make it what it is today.

Pam McCurry

August 29, 2011

so very sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob was a true Gentleman.