This page was created to honor

George Kramer.

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.

World Traveler found Paradise in Oley Hills

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