Norman Kramer

Published 7:14 pm Monday, September 2, 2019

Norman Kramer, 78, of Smithfield, passed peacefully on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Born Nov. 4, 1940, in Washington, D.C. to the late James SC Kramer and Emma Rachel Kramer. Norman was a retired master chief petty officer in the United States Navy, where he proudly served in Vietnam, followed by 10 years as a logistician at the Newport News Shipyard. He was devoted to his family, friends and church. Norman is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Kramer of 57 years; his three sons and their wives, David and Deborah Kramer, Christopher and Cassandra Kramer and Kevin and Bandi Kramer; his daughter, Janine and husband Jason Swiney; 10 grandchildren Tami, Meghan, Sarah, Evan, Dawson, Scott, Alex, Natasha, Makayla and AJ; five great-grandchildren, McKayla, Giuliana, Charlotte, Carter and Kolton. Norman is survived by his brother, Arthur Sydney (Pat) and his wife Patricia, and predeceased by his three brothers, James, George and Thomas. 

The family will receive friends at the Smithfield Christian Church, 18420 Battery Park Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, noon, with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow at Albert G Horton Veterans Cemetery at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Smithfield Christian Church, 18420 Battery Park Road, Smithfield, VA 23430. Online condolences may be registered at


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