Marvin Ward Cramer, 91 of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Thursday, August 10, 2006 at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home in Port Charlotte.
Born January 17, 1915 in Appleton, Wisconsin, Ward, to his family and friends, was a former administrator and Professor for various universities and colleges over a long career in education. He was the author of numerous books and research in reading. He retired and moved to Port Charlotte in August 1980 from Dayton, Ohio. During the 1950s he served in the U.S. Foreign Service and was the Educational Attache to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Ward was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army serving in the China Burma India Theater. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church-ELCA, Port Charlotte.
Ward is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Suzanne N. Cramer; 3 children, 2 sons, Donis (Edie) Cramer of Columbus, OH and Christopher Cramer of Ocoee, FL; a daughter, Carolyn (Rev. Mike) Atkinson of Breckenridge, CO; 4 grandchildren, 3 granddaughters, Rachael (Jeremy) Fry of Chickomonga, GA, Jenni (Steve) Early of Hilliard, OH and Cindy (Tim) Weaver of Buford, GA, and a grandson, Daniel Atkinson of Breckenridge, CO; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.