John Burnett Kramer, born on October 13, 1921, Honolulu, Hawaii to Joseph George and Marie Victoria (Estrella) Kramer and died on September 19, 2014 at Hawaii Kai ARCH in Kuliouou. He was preceded in death by his wife Manuela (Calaycay) Kramer and son Michael Wayne Kramer. He is survived by daughters Nona (Herb) Wilson, Volcano, HI, Marie (Doug) Johnson, Honolulu, HI and sons Matthew (Lou) Kramer, Chandler, AZ, and Ricky (Carol) Kramer, Makawao, HI, 12 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. His greatest joy in those later years occurred when he was visited by his children and grandchildren either in person or via Skype. John's extensive business career began with Gaspro. He held various positions as an auditor and ended his career as Vice President of Investments and Securities with Prudential Bache. His side career in music also brought him much success acquiring awards for two gold albums (Exotica with Martin Denny and Taboo with Arthur Lyman) and one gold record (Yellow Bird with Arthur Lyman). His achievements as a self- taught musician with the bass fiddle as his primary, but certainly not his only instrument, took him from backyard luaus to the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Visitation will occur at Borthwick Mortuary on Mauna Kea Street, between the hours of 0900 and 1000am after which we will celebrate his life with a program featuring family and friends. Please join us for brunch and talk story from 1100 to 1200 then travel to the beautiful windward side and Hawaiian Memorial Park for burial at 1pm. Aloha attire please.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased