Paul R. "Shorty" Kramer, 85, formerly of Bernville, died peacefully Feb. 21, 2008, at 1:34 p.m. in his Shillington home.Born in Jefferson Township, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Sallie (Stupp) Kramer.

He had been employed for 40 years by Empire Steel Castings, Laureldale, until his retirement. He was also a school crossing guard for 15 years at Penn-Bernville Elementary School, Bernville.

He was a member of Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, Jefferson Township, and the Rehrersburg and Bernville fire companies.

He is survived by four daughters: Louise, wife of Donald Uhrig Sr., Shillington, with whom he last resided; Irene, wife of Griffit Simmons, South Carolina; Linda, wife of Floyd Kelley, North Carolina; and Nancy, wife of Charles Henne, Leesport; and two sons, Gerry, husband of Cindy Heintzelman, Lebanon; and Richard, husband of Rose Zellers, Bethel.

Other survivors include two brothers, Harold and Henry Kramer, both of Bernville.

There are also 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, 40 Church Road, Bernville, PA 19506, with the Rev. Roderick Sutliff officiating.

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