Official obituary and service information:
Stephen Paul Cram, 58 of North Baltimore went to Heaven quietly as he lay at home with his wife, Gloria of 25 1/2 years at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
He was born on March 11, 1956, in Laconia, NH, to the late Herbert and Bernice (Fields) Cram.
He married Gloria Herbert on June 10, 1989, and she survives. Stephen is also survived by his previous wife, Rose (Nick) Osmer of Findlay; his sons: David (Lynett) Cram of OK and Samuel (Rachel) Chouinard of KS; his daughters: Sherry Reed of Findlay, Debbie (Matt) Mansfield of FL, Rebecca (Jonathan) Gill of NH and Cathy (Brandon) Rutherford of NH; his brothers: Leon (Sheron) Cram of NH, Lenny (Carol) Cram of NH and Jeff (Deb) Cram of PA; his sister-in-law, Lois Cram of NH; his grandchildren: SPC Christopher Paul (Kayla) Reed, Nicholas Allen Reed, Sebastian Cram, Cammeron Kaiser, Anthony Kaiser, Matthew Mansfield, Jonathan Mansfield, David Mansfield, Amithyst Golden, Josh Golden, Tristan Golden, Raina Chouinard, Ewan Rutherford and Hayden Rutherford; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Cram and his brother, Mal Cram.
Stephen was the Facility Coordinator for the North Baltimore Public Library. He was an active member and foundational member of Praise Chapel P.C.G. in North Baltimore, where he taught Sunday School.
The family asks that if Stephen has touched your life in some way, to please write a letter and drop it off to the North Baltimore Public Library to be posted and read at his celebration of life.
They would like to extend a heart felt thank you to Bridge Home Health and Hospice for all of their care. A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Praise Chapel P.C.G., 500 West Broadway Street, North Baltimore, with Pastor Jon Rhinehart officiating. Burial will be private.
Arrangements are entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benefit of Stephen Cram, at any Huntington Bank.
The following was the initial Facebook post regarding Steve’s passing, that was shared on NBX:
Stephan Paul Cram Passed away this morning at November 20, 2014 at 7 am. He was laying quietly beside his wife of 25 years. May you hold her in your prayers now.
She knows he is sitting with His Lord and Savior, holding on his lap, his little girl. Standing to his right is his brother, and his little dog Lisa, is there at his feet too. My Daddy got to say his goodbyes to his Great, Wonderful, Awesome Army Sons Sam and David. And on his lap sat his Wonderful, Smiling Grankids. He spent some wonderful days with them and thank God, he got to be a happy Granfather for awhile.
His life will be celebrated not saddened. He’s happy and healthy right now in Heaven. He would want everyone to not shed tears for his passing, but to rejoice, that he’s no longer in pain and he is now in a much better place then here. My Mom says she’s jealous that she had to stay behind and be strong for us, Her Family. But I know with our help she’ll be OK!!!
I also ask of North Baltimore and Others that may have known my dad Stephen Cram, if in some way my Dad’s life has touched yours, even if he just smiled at you as he walked by, please write a short letter and address it to him and leave it either here, or on Steve’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stephen.cram?fref=ts) or at North Baltimore Public Library. I’ll read them at his Memorial Service. Title it “Remember Me”. Remember, if in some way my dad has touched your life, even if he just fixed your PC or texted his devotion to you, then write a short letter about his life, was able to change yours.
The family will be starting a Fund to raise money for his Memorial service and his Cremation. Details will be made available on TheNBXress and other publications.
Submitted by – Sherry Ann Reed (minor edit by JP Miklovic)