Karl Richard Kramer III, 56, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Emanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, 16 Eastern Road, Doylestown, Ohio. A burial will take place following the service.

Karl was born in Waco, Texas on April 14, 1960, to parents Bonnie June (Anderson) and Karl R. Kramer, Jr. Karl spent most of his childhood growing up in Stow, Ohio. Karl's talent for piano and music began early as a child and grew to performing recitals at Kent State University. He could play Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven from memory. Karl continued to play piano for leisure as his taste for music included popular pieces as well. Karl also had a kind heart for animals and adopted dogs from animal shelters in the Columbus, Ohio region.

Karl graduated from Stow High School in 1978 and he continued on to receive a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree from Wright State University. Karl furthered his education and received a teaching degree and taught in the Columbus City Schools.

Karl is preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie June (Anderson) and Karl R. Kramer, Jr. He is survived by his loving sisters, Carol (James) Bennett of Rocky River, Ohio and Lynn (David) Kirkland of Oxford, Ohio. Karl is also survived by his three nieces Hannah and Grace Bennett, and Jessica Kirkland.

(SS 4-23-17)