Charles “Charlie” Kramar, 91, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. He was born December 10, 1921 in Berno, Czech Republic, and was an Elyria resident since 1951.
Charlie worked as a tool and die maker at the former General Motors Fisher Guide Plant in Elyria for 27 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Elyria and the former Elyria Y.M.C.A. He was an avid scuba diver and was a member of the Bay Area Divers.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Eva (nee Keresztes); daughter, Shirley Beatty of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; son, Tony Kramar of Columbus, New Jersey; grandchildren, Christian, David, Russell, and Evelyn; and great granddaughter, Isla.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ludmila Sykora.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 24 2013, 5 to 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Closing prayers will be Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 9:30 A.M., in the funeral home, followed by a 10 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Agnes Church, 611 Lake Ave., Elyria. The Reverend Albert Veigas, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at Ridgehill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Memorial contributions can be made to the church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com