Betty Kramm

Betty Kramm, age 91, of Williamsport, and living tribute to “The Greatest Generation,” passed away in the loving care of her family and the professional medical care of Williamsport Hospital on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

She was the eldest daughter of Bruce and Fredrika Seitzer and continued the legacy of her mother through teaching and caring for Williamsport’s students and families throughout her 32-year profession.

She was often recognized for her creative and powerful lesson plans and devotion to the spiritual well-being of her students as well as their educational needs.

Aug. 18, 2013, would have have been her 68th wedding anniversary with her surviving husband and loving father to three children and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Bob (Sonia) Kramm, Jr., Gay (Art) Seward, and Diane Kramm Weaver, all born in Williamsport, will return to be with family and friends in the celebration of her life planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Pine Street Methodist Church.

The family respectfully wishes she be remembered with donations in lieu of flowers to the Pine Street Methodist Church “Social Service Fund.”

Pastor Atanasoff has pledged all proceeds will go directly to children of families-in-need which would give our mother great satisfaction and reflect the spirit of her life, as well as how she wishes to be remembered.

We also wish to note that in her 32 years of teaching, she continued to touch the lives of her graduates through her care and concern for the generations that followed. In our family reunions and holidays she was often celebrated by them, their children, and grandchildren at local restaurants, shops, and in her travels about town. The family also wishes to recognize them for their continued respect and appreciation for her “gifts” that have survived the test of time and distance. She truly loved you all. So, in this time of sorrow and remembrance, let us find joy and appreciation for the life she lived, the people she loved, and for the laughter that filled our lives with her.

Submitted by family.