OBITUARY

Philip Kramer

February 3, 1934January 4, 2013

Philip Kramer, 78, Kansas City, Missouri (previous 45 year resident of Santa Monica, California), died Friday, January 04, 2013 at Truman Medical Center, Lakewood Long-term Care Center. Philip, the son of Louis Kramer and Helen Kramer (nee Mayrowitz), was born at Royal Hospital, Bronx, New York, February 3rd, 1934. He attended P.S. 90, 114, and 115; Creston Junior High and DeWitt Clinton High School, all in the New York borough of the Bronx. Phil was born into the Jewish faith and was Bar Mitzvahed, and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 18 at J. Vernon McGee’s Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, California. Phil left the Bronx for California in 1951, at the age of 17. He worked a variety of TV servicing jobs (having built his first TV as a young teen), before enlisting in the United States Army in 1953. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands, New Mexico, working as a Missile Controls Systems Technician with Corporal ballistic missiles, achieving the rank of Specialist 3rd Class. Phil was honorably discharged in 1956 from the Army, and held a series of technical jobs in California with Nortronics, FMA, Inc., Hughes Aircraft, Pacific Data Systems, UCLA Westwood, E.H. Plesset Associates and Citizens Electronics. He also had studied engineering at Texas Western College, El Camino College, UCLA, and Santa Monica City College, and computer programming at GTE Data Services. Phil also worked for many years as a TV service technician (Kramer and Associates). Through his Army buddy, Ralph Cooper, Phil met his wife, Marcia Lucille Kramer (nee Cooper) and they were married February 23rd, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Phil and Marcia had two daughters, Karen Marie and Connie Renee. Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia, his brother Edward Kramer, his father Louis Kramer and his mother Helen Kramer. Phil is survived by his daughter Karen, and her husband Brian Lucy of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and his daughter Connie, and her husband Larry Harvey of Hastings, Nebraska. Also surviving are his four grandchildren: Marcus Hunter and his wife Jennifer, Heather Brown and her husband Craig, Chelsea Hunter and Sarah Lucy. His family whom are left behind, are thankful for his Faith in the Lord and that he is now with Him in Glory, along with his beloved wife Marcia. Visitation will be held 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri, 64133. Graveside services at 2:30 p.m. in Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Philip Kramer

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Linda Surgenor

March 5, 2013

My love and prayers are with a wonderful family at this time and the knowledge and message of our Y'shua. Glory to G-d! I met Phil in the 1980's at the monthly FCAME meetings. Those years were very special to everyone who had the need to have more wisdom and G-d's love in our daily walk with "Him."

Both Phil & Marcia along with my son Greg (age at that time 8 years old) went to the " Red Barn" for dinner one Sunday. I drove from Corona, CA and of course Phil & Marcia drove from Santa Monica, CA. We all had the best time sharing our love with Our Lord & G-d!! Phil told Greg so many wonderful things about his love for G-d and J'shua. Before the end of our fellowship & dinner that day...Phil told a story about a "train ride",,,and a piece of paper that he held in his hand. As the story was told,,,Phil would make a fold in the paper and follow with this wonderful glory train ride!! Greg's face was looking and watching for the next word and another fold in the paper...which Phil held in his hand with great love and telling a "beautiful story"....Phil then ask Greg. "Do you have a ticket to ride the Glory Train???" Greg said, "No"..With much joy Phil told Greg.."I have a ticket for the Glory Train"....Do you want my ticket? "Yes" said Greg! At that point Phil placed a piece of paper in my son's small little hand....Greg look at the paper that was folded and where Phil tore small pieces from the paper. Then Phil told Greg to open the ticket for his train ride because this IS the ONLY WAY to ride this TRAIN!!!

Greg then unfolded the paper that was in his hand....when the paper was unfolded......It was a "PERFECT CROSS"....Phil once again told my son, Greg, "This is the only way to ride the Glory Train of God!"

In closing, Phil had a vision and purpose while here on earth. This is just "one" of many stories of his love for all of us!!! Both Phil & his wife would call me with the love of G-d. For many months I have been looking for Phil and the family. I know now that Phil & Marcia used "Elohim's" Glory Train and the "breath of life" (long ah) in the First Book of Moses, chapter 1, v 7: G-d breathed into his nostrils the "breath of life"......

Linda Surgenor 3/5/2013 Please e-mail me so that I can inform you of the wonderful converations with your partents on the telephone.
surgen9@aol,com

January 8, 2013

Our sincere condolences to Phil's family. He was a kind, caring, interested and interesting man, and we will miss him. Suzanne Edwards and Marc Crocetti, Santa Monica neighbors.

Dawn Farrell

January 6, 2013

Our love and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. All barriers dissolve in the light of His love. We join you in celebrating your dad's journey home, even while grieving your loss. May God's peace be with you. Love, Carl, Dawn (nee McIntyre), Kelsey and Carilee Farrell.

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013

Connie (Kramer) Harvey

January 6, 2013