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Cramer, William M December 21, 1948 - March 29, 2024

Date of Funeral

April 13, 2024

William M. Cramer, age 75, a beloved resident of Allamuchy, NJ, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024, at his home. Born on December 21, 1948, in Newton, NJ, to the late Gilbert Charles and Marian Phyllis (Freeborn) Cramer, William dedicated his life to serving his community. He worked as a Region Supervisor for the NJ Department of Transportation and was deeply involved with the Allamuchy-Green first aid squad and Allamuchy Fire Department. Bill had a passion for farming, served on the school board, and was an active member of Tranquility Methodist Church. He will be remembered fondly for his chicken barbecues, which raised funds for various organizations including the church, fire department, and school.  He leaves behind a legacy of love and service.

He is survived by his daughter, Paula Valentinetti, and husband Bernard; his three sons, Robert Cramer and longtime companion JoAnn Donaldson, Jared Cramer and wife Olga, Brian Cramer and wife Marissa; a sister, JoJean Cramer; five grandchildren, Weston  Hunt, Walker Lee, Warren Daniel, Jacob Josif, and Sofiya Leah; and a niece, Megan Longo, and husband Brett.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to 12 noon at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 25 , Tranquility, NJ 07879, or the Allamuchy Fire Department, PO Box 69, Allamuchy, NJ 07820,  in memory of Bill.


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    Kevin Smith says

    My condolences to the Cramer family. It was always great to see Bill. A smile, handshake and a hi Smitty. He will be missed by all that had the privilege to have known him. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    Beverly Kirby says

    My condolences to all the Cramer and Freeborn family. Paula, Bobby, Brian, Jared, JoJean and Leah – you are all in my thoughts this week. I will miss my bear hug from Bill when I see everyone next week. He always made the hard times bearable and was one of the fun cousins I looked forward to seeing each year at the picnic. In so many ways he was one of the Kirby cousins too. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

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    Greg Bailey says

    My condolences to the entire Cramer family. Bill (Nodder) was a lifelong friend of mine. We have known each other for 73 years and it is hard to believe you are gone, but I know you are resting in the arms of Our Heavenly Father. Til we see other again on the other side, Rest in Eternal Peace my forever friend…….

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    Jack Schlomer says

    Condolences to the Family.RIP Bill

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    Tim Frederiks says

    Sincere condolences to all of Bill’s family and friends. He was a good man and a great Board member – always put the students of Allamuchy first. He will be dearly missed.

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    Scott myers says

    There are just no words that can be said to ease the pain of such a loss. May the memories behind that big smile bring you peace and great memories in the days to come. He will always be with you in your heart.

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    Jennifer Cantelmo Cullinane says

    My former extended Family,
    Your Dad was always so nice and welcoming to me as I took up residence at your home growing up. His smile could light a room, his silly sayings made me laugh, and his warmth still fills my heart all these years later. May you all navigate the days ahead in peace and love knowing he’s with you. Pretty sure, Willie saved him a seat at the General Store (at least I’d like to think that) and they are talking about us ‘kids’ and maybe the Gibbs farm, over a good cup of Joe.
    Thinking of you all and sending my love and deepest sympathy, Jen ❤️ 🙏 ❤️

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