This page was created to honor
George Kramer was one of the founders of Oley Hills Alive and was the photographer for the website. He took many beautiful images and they will continue to be used on the site.
George Kramer was born on August 30, 1935 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 1, 2011.
His passing was a shock to all who knew him. He is shown here with his dog Donner.
He is sorely missed by his family and friends.
A poem by Lorah Hopkins
How Sweet the Sound
to rise to the heavens
to dance in the clouds
to rejoice with the angels
unfettered, gloriously free
How sweet the sound
amongst the pine
the tumbling waters dance
where Oley Hills first come alive
bursting with vitality
The deer run swift, the brown bats swoop low
endangered natives plants do thrive
trees tower straight and tall
birds sing a happy song
T'was here that George had found his home
a place to hang his hat
the fine wooden porch with splendid view
to share with Donner and with Jack
As a young man he traveled far
to four corners of the globe
mingling with movie stars
hosting fancy galas, Big Apple style
Yet he liked best the simple life
quiet peacefulness and serene
actively channeling his talents toward the conservation theme
He captured many memories
with his photographic lens
broad landscapes, nature, country folk
his dog, his family and his friends
His cheerful smile, his sparkling eyes
his heart with goodness flowing
his energy and graciousness
George was a man worth knowing
Photograph by Caroline Reider
Photograph by Lorah Hopkins
A Memorial Meeting was held in George's honor at Exeter Meeting House on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
To learn more about George, click on the link below.
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