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  • Katherine A. Kramer

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  • Katherine A. Kramer, 93, of state Route 5S, Mohawk, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Valley Health Services, Herkimer.
    Katie was born on July 3, 1920, the daughter of the late Peter and Christina (Styranich) Bayzon in Frankfort Hill. Raised and educated locally, she was a graduate of Van Hornsville High School. She grew up on the family farm in the Squawk area of Van Hornsville, and in 1938 graduated from Van Hornsville Central School. On Oct. 14, 1950, she married Joseph Kramer, of Little Falls, at St. Marys Parish, Little Falls. The couple built their home on Route 5S in the Jacksonburg area of Mohawk. Joey passed away on July 19, 2010.
    Katie was last employed at Salada Tea in Little Falls, retiring to become caretaker of her father, Peter. She was able to enjoy many school reunions with her classmates from Van Hornsville and reunions with friends and co-workers from Salada Tea. Both gatherings she treasured.
    She is survived by nieces, Barbara Duesler, of St. Johnsville, Carole Park, of Connecticut, and Katherine Park, of Rochester; nephews, Charles Witkowski, Jr., of Sprakers, Ronald Bayzon, of Richfield Springs, Rodney Whalen, of South Carolina, and Patrick Whalen, of Ilion. She is also survived by her sister-in-law and husband, Marge and Bob Lonis, of Little Falls, and brother-in-law, Charles Witkowski, Sr., of Stone Arabia; and Joeys nieces and nephews, Maryjo Carrig, Linda Skibinski, Sandy Lonis, Frank Schwasnick and Gary Schwasnick.
    Katherine was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Whalen, Mary Park and Rose Witkowski; her brothers, John and Stanley Bayzon, and a nephew, David Whalen.
    Many thanks to the staff of Valley Health Services for the kindness shown to our aunt during her time spent there.
    Reverend Thomas Lawless, pastor of Holy Family Parish, will conduct Katherines funeral service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St/, Little Falls. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10 a.m. until the start of the service. Interment will immediately follow at St. Marys Cemetery, town of Herkimer.
    Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Parish or any local animal shelter in Katherines memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    The family is being cared for by Harry and Kevin Enea, funeral directors. To add to her online condolences, please visit www.eneafamily.com
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