Louis A. Kramer Jr. Fire chief

September 16, 1990

Services for Battalion Chief Louis A. Kramer Jr. of the Baltimore County Fire Department will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, First Avenue Southwest and A Street in Glen Burnie.

Chief Kramer, who lived in Severn, died Thursday of cancer at University Hospital. He was 36.

For nearly four years, he had been a chief of the 2nd Battalion, covering southwestern Baltimore County. He had been a full-time member of the county department for 13 years, during which he was a firefighter, lieutenant and captain at the Halethorpe station. He also taught at the Fire Academy.

He joined the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department at the age of 16.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and Catonsville Community College.

He had been secretary of the Baltimore County Chief Officers Association, a member of the International Association of Firefighters and the International Association of Fire Officers and vice president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Ridgeway Elementary School.

He is survived by his wife, the former Betsy Lahdelma; two daughters, Maija and Michelle Kramer, both of Severn, and his parents, Louis A. and Frankie Kramer of Glen Burnie.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the St. Alban's Church Memorial Fund.

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