It is with deep regret that Western University of Health Sciences
(WesternU) announces the passing of Roy Kramer, longtime patron of the
University and member of the Board of Directors for WesternU’s College of
Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific from 1989-1992. A research laboratory
in the University’s Alumni Center is named in honor of Kramer and his
wife, Marion, in recognition of their dedicated support to the school.
Kramer died Wednesday, June 16 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.
He was 77. Services are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June
19, at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 N. Garey Ave., Pomona.
“”Roy Kramer was a fine man who showed great dedication to WesternU and the
community at large, and his presence will be greatly missed,”” said Philip
Pumerantz, PhD, president of WesternU. “”His contributions to our campus
were felt by administrators and students alike, and they leave a legacy
that will not be forgotten.””
Kramer was born in Kansas in 1922. He attended Kansas State Teachers
College for a year and served as a flight officer for the U.S. Air Force
from 1941-1945. He later attended Citrus College, Mt. San Antonio College
and Cal Poly Pomona, where he earned a certificate in Small Business
Management in 1983.
He spent several years at U.S. Propellers in Pasadena before moving to
General Dynamics in Pomona from 1952-1966. Kramer and his wife, Marion,
founded and owned Globe Plastics, Inc., a producer of electronic
components in Pomona, for nearly 30 years before selling the company in
1988. The couple were longtime residents of Alta Loma.
Kramer held memberships with the American Defense Preparedness
Association, Society of Plastic Engineers, Elks Lodge, Fraternal Order of
the Eagles, Casa Colina Childrens Service Center Committee, and the Town
Club of Pomona. He also served terms as vice president and director of the
Pomona Chamber of Commerce and as director of a local Rotary club.
Donations in his memory are being accepted at Western University of Health
Sciences, 309 E. Second St., College Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, or at the
Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center, 1910 Royalty Drive, Pomona,
Kramer is survived by his wife, Marion Kramer, daughter Darlene Rich, and
grandsons Eric and Adam Rich.