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Hugh Kreamer

February 16, 1928 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 91)

 

Kreamer, Hugh, age 91, passed away 9/15/2019. He was born on 2/16/1928 in Dundalk, MD to William Samuel & Ida (DeBoy) Kreamer. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mollie (nee Ball). They were married 54 years before her passing in 2005. Hugh is survived by his two daughters, Peggy Ladner (Eric) of Lake Caroline, VA and Jeannine Reed (Larry) of Ellicott City, MD; and grandson, Alexander Reed of Severn, MD. He is also survived by half brother Bill Kreamer (Marci), step brother Ken Frye, sisters-in-law Florence Thacker and Mary Etta Janowich; and many loving nephews and nieces, Gwen McCleese (Mike), Hazel Doyle, Martha Lamar, Sheila Thacker, Vonda Samuels (Jeff), Milton Thacker (Colette), Steve Janowich, Jr (Ann), Debbie Zimmerman (Neil), Nancy Cornelius (Mickey), and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Hugh served in the Army at the end of World War II. He was awarded a Sharp Shooter Medal and was the only person in his platoon to be able to shoot a grenade and hit a tank! He served in the Pacific – Guam, Saipan and Yokohama, Japan with the 2nd Platoon Artillery. He was part of the team that performed search and recovery of missing service members. He would say it was a very sad job but he hoped it gave closure to the family members back home. He also repaired radios and earned the rank of Corporal T-5.

After his military service, Hugh worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation until 1979. He and Mollie moved to Cool Spring, Delaware where they built their own home. While there, Hugh became a lifetime member of VFW Mason-Dixon Post 7234 in Ocean View.

After spending a few years in Delaware and being snowbirds to Florida, Hugh and Mollie decided to move permanently to Ft. Myers, Florida in 1989. Hugh joined the Knights of Columbus and achieved the ranking of 4th degree. He also served with the Country Lakes Owners Association.

After Mollie passed, Hugh moved back to Maryland in 2008 to be closer to his girls and their families. He was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, MD. Hugh lived in Waverly Gardens Apartments for over 10 years and was affectionately known as the resident handyman. He would sharpen utensils, hang pictures, repair vacuums and rewire lamps for fellow residents.

Hugh passed away surrounded by his family. Those who knew him will mourn the passing of a really great guy.

 

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