Stanley “Stan” Richard Cram, 74, died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2019, at his home on Guadalupe Mountain, Cathey’s Valley, Calif.
His funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at Cathey’s Valley Baptist Church, followed by internment at Cathey’s Valley Cemetery, and a gathering at their home for all friends and family.
Stan was born on Oct. 11, 1944 in Worcester, Mass., to Meldon W. Cram and Helen V. E. Carlson. He graduated from Wachusett Regional High School, and later from Devry Institute with a BSEE in technology.
He served in the Air Force in Korea and Vietnam, and married Barbara Lynn Bowen on May 24, 1969. They moved to California in 1971.
He was the loving father of Joseph and Tasha (Hepburn) Cram, Daniel Cram and John and Tamara (Etherton) von Kram. Stan was the proud papa of April Yukie Cram, Justin Tyler von Kram and Natasha Marie von Kram.
Stan loved the Lord Jesus Christ and will be remembered as a Deacon, Air Force veteran and flying enthusiast. His hobbies were remote control flying, photography and woodworking. Stan played the clarinet, and one of Stan’s fond memories was when, as a high school student, he had a chance to play with Louie Armstrong.
Stan was “The man who never complained.” His body was disabled during military service, but his strength of character was never disabled. He will be greatly missed.