Arthur "Art" C. Kramer
November 8, 2019

Funeral Information

November 11 2019 - 2:00 pm
Temple Emanuel of the South Hills, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243


Arthur “Art” Kramer passed peacefully on November 8, 2019 at age 87. He lived large, actively and happily until the very end. He embraced life with a rare zest and wonderful sense of humor. He was a great man and a mensch. We all learned so much from him and will continue to laugh, love and live out loud as he would have wanted. He was a proud, self-made man, who worked his way through college and graduate school and became a C.P.A. and Professor of Accounting at Point Park College. Art had deep wells of compassion—all who knew him felt comforted and safe in his embrace. He was reassuring, confident, and loyal; an incredibly loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother, son, and friend. If you needed help buying a car, navigating traffic or finding the best price, Art was not only more than happy to help, but loved to provide support. He was devoted to and adored by his wife, Arlene Kramer; his two daughters, Stacy Kramer and Marci Kramer; his three grandchildren, Sadie, Eli, and Jack; his son-in-laws David Kramer and Dan Koller; and his many nieces and nephews (Edward Kramer, Cindy Kramer, Roy Kramer, Rob Kramer, Kathy Kramer Ulicny, Sam Kramer and Tom Kramer). Art had many, many lifelong friends and created a lively, loving social community that will live on in his memory. He was deeply caring, passionate, loyal, brilliant and jovial. Among his many awards and accolades was the honor of Professor Emeritus at Point Park College. He served honorably in the US Army for two years as an accountant and traveled throughout Europe during his service. He spoke of this service as an invaluable character-building experience of which he was tremendously proud. Art loved a great piece of salmon, Marriott Hotels, a new car, a good bargain, LA Fitness, tennis, Pittsburgh and Boca (where he split his time). He had a remarkable facility for numbers and logistics; some would even say his head functioned as a personal calculator. Arthur is survived by his wife Arlene, his daughters Stacy (David) and Marci (Dan), his grandchildren Sadie, Eli and Jack, and his beloved aforementioned nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. To say he will be deeply missed by all is a profound understatement. Please have a Tanqueray martini with extra olives, a nice piece of broiled salmon, followed by apple pie in his honor—it would put a smile on his face. Services  at Temple Emanuel, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Mount Lebanon on Monday at 2 PM. No Prior Visitation. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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It was with deep sadness that I learned that Art had passed away. I never thought of Art as getting older. His passion for life made him seem younger than his years. Art was my mentor friend and partner in Kramer Thompson and in all the years were together we never had a cross word. I was my honor to know him and to learn from him. I am thankful that Shirley and I were able to have lunch with him a few weeks ago. I will miss him. Peace to you Arthur.

By John Thompson - November 11, 2019

I am saddened to hear of Art's passing. My father Rolf who passed in 2001 was a long time client and friend, and I know my Dad cared for and trusted him deeply. He was a big presence around the office when I was a young man and was always positive and gracious. My condolences to the family and those who loved him.

By Allan Steinbock - November 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathy for your loss

By Randi & Jessica Brand - November 09, 2019

I was employed by Art for 25+ years as secretary. He was an exceptional human being and devoted to family. Even if I wanted time off to visit with family, it was never an issue because family always came first. He was generous to friends and family not only monetarily but with talents, time and laughter. He will be missed but left many lasting memories. Our sympathy Arlene, Stacy, Marci and spouses and children.

By Shirley & Franklin Trinkala - November 09, 2019