Theodore F. "Ted" Cramer, 84, Wallingford, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late Michael and Anna (Orenish) Cramer.
Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Jennie (Lawruk); two sons: Joseph (Jennifer) and Daniel (Tammy); four grandchildren: Andy, Dyanna, Jackson and John Cramer; two brothers: John and Robert; and a sister, Suzanne.
Ted graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in industrial arts and history. He received a master's in special education and school counseling at Penn State University and Temple University, and he was pursuing a doctorate in education at Temple University.
He worked with the Penn Delco School District for 33 years, starting as an industrial arts and special education teacher and retiring as assistant superintendent in 1994. He never used a sick day. Prior to his work as an educator, he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-53.
Ted had been a member since 1962 of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Chester, where he served on the board of trustees and on multiple committees. He was active in Boy Scout Troop 272 of Rose Valley, where his two sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He served as president of the Helen Kate Furness Library and Wallingford Swim Club and on the board of directors of CADES.
In addition to his civic activities, he was an avid reader and enjoyed working with his hands and spending time with his grandchildren and their dogs, Jesse and Jaycee.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home Ltd., Middletown Township, Media. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Chester. Interment will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Cramer requested that donations be made to CADES, 401 Rutgers Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081.