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Martha J “Marty” Cramer 1955-2023

Martha J “Marty” Cramer, 68, of Fayetteville, PA, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023 at her home.

Martha J “Marty” Cramer
Martha J “Marty” Cramer

Born June 29, 1955 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Patricia C. Brookens.

Marty was a 1973 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School and was employed for many years in the cosmetic department at the former Bon-Ton. She later worked at LA Weight Loss.

Marty had attended Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church.

Early in her life Marty enjoyed caring for horses, especially her Arabian. She devoted much of her time to showing Whippets and Italian Greyhounds and also liked visiting art galleries and antique shops in Gettysburg.

She is survived by her husband, Gary E. Cramer, whom she married January 9, 1971; her son, Kevin C. Cramer; two grandchildren, Hunter and Brittany; her half-brother, Malcolm Harris, Jr.; and many friends.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5059 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Martha J. Cramer (Brookens), please visit the Heartfelt Sympathies Store.



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