Drew Kramer III, supply company president

April 10, 2009|By Jacques Kelly

Andrew A. "Drew" Kramer III, president of a road construction supply company, died of multiple organ failure Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 64.

Born and raised in Annapolis, he was a 1962 graduate of St. Mary's High School and played on its lacrosse team. He attended Anne Arundel Community College.

In 1964, he joined National Capital Industries, now based in Bladensburg. He started out as a laborer and rose through the ranks to become its president and CEO, posts he held at his death.

Mr. Kramer was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, the Annapolis Yacht Club, Old South Country Club and the Elks. He formerly led a Boy Scout troop and sat on boards related to his work, including the American Traffic Safety Services Association.

Mr. Kramer played golf, sailed and enjoyed preparing Thanksgiving dinners.

A memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Neumann Church, 620 N. Bestgate Drive, Annapolis.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, the former Sally Conway; a son, Andrew A. Kramer IV of Edgewater; three daughters, Lynn Kramer Baumunk of Towanda, Pa., and Susan Conway Keating and Jocelyn Conway Malone, both of Annapolis; his mother, Nancy Clark Kramer of Parkville; a brother, Frederick Kramer of Worton; two sisters, Laura K. Gumula of Annapolis and Nancy K. Heller of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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