On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Charles Jay Kramer, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 86. Jay was born on January 8, 1935 in Oklahoma to Charles and Leola Kramer. He attended high school and college in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Army and was stationed in Colorado where he met his future wife, Blanche Kunz of Waseca, Minnesota. They married in 1958 and raised two sons, Mark and Kyle, and two daughters, Julie and Renae.
He worked for Hughes Air West Airlines for many years in both Seattle, WA and San Mateo, CA. When he left the airlines, he started CJ’s Liquor in Fremont, CA. When he retired, he and Blanche moved to Sun City West, AZ in 1998 where he enjoyed golfing, volunteering with Prince of Peace Catholic Church & St Vincent de Paul, playing “Pee Wee” golf with his grandchildren, playing cards, Dominoes night with neighbors, and so many fun activities. He had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Jay was preceded in death by his father, Charles, his mother, Leola and daughter-in-law, Tina Kramer. He is survived by his wife Blanche; his four children, Mark Kramer, Kyle Kramer (Janelle), Julie Caufield (Rex), and Renae Kramer; his grandchildren Danielle, Shawnna, Michi, Megan, and Stephen; and great-grandchildren Aidan and Connor; and by many other relatives and friends.
To access the Our Lady of Lourdes facebook page to watch the livestreamed Funeral Mass for Charles "Jay" Kramer, individuals can click on the link below shortly before 10am (Arizona time) on Monday April 26, 2021.
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St. Vincent de Paul Office
19002 N. 128th Avenue, Sun City West AZ 85375
Valley View Community Food Bank
10771 W. Peoria Avenue, Sun City AZ 85351