May 3, 1947 – October 23, 2021
Karen P. Cramer of Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron/27 passed away on October 23, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Karen was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 3, 1947. She was the daughter of Robert and Merle Pullin. At an early age, the family relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, where she graduated from Rocky River High School and went on to receive a degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky and then joined the faculty at the University’s school of allied health. Karen taught dental hygiene for a number of years before having a successful career as a real estate agent with the firm of Coldwell Banker in Towson, Maryland, retiring in 2010.
Karen was an avid reader, often reading 2 or 3 books a week. She enjoyed playing bridge weekly with friends, was a member of two bible study fellowship groups, and attended St. Mark’s Catholic Church. She looked forward to her weekly playdates with her granddaughter Pippa. She was caring, fun, and had a heart of gold and loved by all her friends and neighbors in the Jumpin Run community.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael; son Robert Cramer and daughter Meredith Swicegood; sisters Marcia Bruder and Cheryl Lambert; son-in-law Phillip Swicegood and daughter-in-law Susan Eck; 4 grandchildren, Pippa Swicegood, Max Cramer, Tucker and Hailey Eck.
Karen’s Celebration of Life event will be held at the Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Sunday, November 21. from 2–5 p.m.
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