Peter Richard Kramer died peacefully at his farm surrounded by his daughters and wife. Born in New York City, Kramer received his BA from Duke University and his MSW from UNC. In 1978 he purchased a farm in Orange County where he lived the remainder of his life, splitting wood and swimming in his pond with his dogs. He played in many area bands and created a popular music space on his farm.
Kramer served a devoted career with OPC Mental Health until 2011. He was a passionate volunteer, honored with the Pauli Murray Award in 2011 among many others.
Kramer is survived by his wife of 33 years, Susan Gladin, and by daughters Jessie Gladdek and Amanda Gladin-Kramer, by two sons-in-laws, Matt Gladdek and Alejandro Merchan, and one grandson, Levin Peter Gladdek, all living in the area. He is also survived by his mother, Sonia Drimmer of Rye, NY, and his sister, Karen Kramer of NYC. He is pre-deceased by his father, Herbert Kramer and his step-father, Harold Drimmer.
For information on memorial services and how to support Kramer's legacy, visit peterupdates.blogspot.com.