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Paul Edward “Doc” Cramer
Paul Edward “Doc” CramerFlagPaul Edward “Doc” Cramer, after a long truly blessed life, passed away at his Richwood home with his loving family on January 4, 2023 at the age of 96.

Paul was born into a farm family on May 8, 1926, the son of the late Arby and Marguerite (Reynolds) Cramer.

A 1944 graduate of Richwood High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served as an airplane engine mechanic until his discharge in November 1946. For the next few years, Doc worked in Richwood as a mechanic and operated a Standard Oil gas station and garage for many years. He also farmed during many of those years. After retirement he resumed his passion for Cushman Motor Scooters, doing many restorations and traveling the country with his family to events. Paul was a proud veteran who had been a decades-long member of the American Legion. He was a member of Richwood First United Methodist Church. He was a resident of Richwood for most of his life and loved his hometown.

Doc was a true family man who would always be ready to make a repair, attend an event, observe activities with great pride and love. He lived a long, happy life, but will be missed by many.

Paul married Kathleen “Kate” Shields on January 20, 1944 and they were married 62 years until her death in 2006. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Gibson.
He is survived by his sons, Rex (Cheri) Cramer, Mt. Gilead; Jim (Michelle) Cramer, Plain City; nine grandchildren, Jaimee, Adrienne, Jackson, Wade, Joshua, Sunny, Kathleen, Alexis, Sophia; and 14 great-grandchildren, Paul Edward, Andi, Eli, Celia, Graham, Griffin, Gavin, Rex, Piper, Juliet,
Finn, Sydney, Lincoln, and Scarlett. He is also survived by George Ann Charles, after his wife, Kate passed, Paul and George Ann became reacquainted and they had a loving relationship beyond words for the last 15 years.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 12:00 noon at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM at the funeral home in Richwood. There will be Military Honors conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood First United Methodist Church. In the memo: Paul Cramer Memorial. 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood Oh 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Fred Smith
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 2:18 PM

My sincere condolences to the family My father worked with him when it was Cramer and Smith Sohio a good guy will be missed

#2 from: Rona Penix
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 3:23 PM

So sorry to hear of Doc's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#3 from: Debbie Hildebrand
Mount Gilead
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 3:24 PM

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Great family man and will be missed by all.

#4 from: Constance A Hill
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 3:37 PM

Richwood has lost another dedicated citizen & friend.  Doc was very important in my brother’s life.  Our sincere condolences to his family. He will surely be missed by many.

#5 from: Jerry Moore
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 4:10 PM

Rex and Jim, so sorry for your loss. The Sohio station was a great place to hang out in our day. Prayers to all.

#6 from: Linda Cahill
Galion, Ohio
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 4:12 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. I’m sure all of you will have special memories you can hold in your hearts of this special man.

#7 from: Rita Rubeck  Headington Parker
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 5:44 PM

My sincere sympathy to Rex and Jim and also to Georgeann.  Paul Eddie was not only a friend to my parents but also a good neighbor to my family.  Always remember the good times you spent together.

#8 from: Ron C Stillings
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 6:25 PM

I was just out of college, living and working in Mt. Gilead. Doc sold seed in that area. He would take me to lunch. We would talk farming. Just a good memory of him.

#9 from: Rob & Rebecca (Price) Miller
Galion Ohio
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 7:57 PM

Rex, Jim, GeorgeAnn & family,  Growing up in Richwood, I first knew your dad from the service station. As a teen driver, I was allowed 5 gallons of gas per week on my dad’s tab at the station: more than that was up to me. Years later we reconnected at Galion Hospital when your mom was ill & I became very fond of Doc then. He loved his family & I know he’ll be missed by all of you.

#10 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 9:18 PM

Rex and Jim, so sorry to hear about your Dad.  He was a good friend of my Dad.  We were all part of the Cushman family.  I also babysit for Doc and Kate.  Many good memories.  Richwood will miss seeing Doc in his shiny truck heading uptown for coffee.💕

#11 from: Terry and Barb Benton kemp
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 at 10:11 PM

I am so thankful to have known such a sweet and wonderful  person in my life as Doc. He is one of Richwood pillars of the good ole boys that will always  be honored and never forgotten  
I send my deepest condolences to his family and to my dear , sweet George Ann .   Doc is one of those people growing up in Richwood that you always loved and respected, especially from his journey in life.  May you Rest In Peace my dear Doc

#12 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 1:06 AM

Rex,Jim, and Georgesnn,  I have always had my Uncle Doc to tease with and teach me some very good come-backs.  My sympathy  goes to you all as I know you will miss him dearly.  Uncle Doc was one special guy.

#13 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 8:06 AM

Deepest sympathy to Doc's loved ones, Richwood has lost a good man, he will be missed!

#14 from: Lee Shields
Archbold, Ohio
Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 9:23 AM

Sympathy and prayers to the Cramer family.

#15 from: Lisa Mead
Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 4:22 PM

I will fondly remember Doc as a friend, neighbor and church mate. My family had many conversations when seeing Doc drive by our house and how immaculate his truck always was. (Maybe a couple conversations about him stretching the speed limit by a couple mph 🙂) My thoughts and prayers of comfort to Rex, Jim, George Ann and families with special thoughts to Deb Brady who took such loving care of him as his health turned frail.

#16 from: Sam J. Foos
Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 8:34 PM

Thanks for the memory's Doc you were a part of old Richwood many of us cherish as it was our youth, at Cramer & Smith Sohio and Cramer & Bugg Sohio and later Cramer Cushmans. RIP you earned it.

#17 from: Chuck and Dana Warrix
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 8:36 AM

Doc was one of my husbands first friends when we moved to Hoskins Rd. Always here to help him. Loved seeing him ride by on his Cushman. Our sincere sympathies to the Georgeann and the family.

#18 from: Larry Brake
Junction City, KS
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 10:25 AM

Very sad to hear of Doc’s passing.  What a wonderful man.  We worked together at Ohio Soil Service when he sold seed.  He and Kate where special to Cindy and I.  

#19 from: Rodger / Judy Jonesll
Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Doc was a good man that everybody liked REST IN PEACE ... the Jones family

#20 from: Clark Cheney
St Charles, IL
Fri, Jan 13, 2023 at 11:21 AM

Rex and Jim, our condolences at this time of your loss. Cathy and I were glad to see Uncle Doc at the reunion in 2021. I have many old memories at your family's place and am thankful for the many years you had your dad.

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