William was born on Nov. 29, 1961 in Oakland to William and Betty Cramer. He was the oldest of the four children. In the family, William was known as Stevie, a nickname given to him early on. His friends knew him as Bill or Billy. William was a generous and caring person. He was always ready to give his mother any assistance she needed. He was the peacekeeper of the family, extending his calmness over any conflict. He was always looking out for the well-being of his brother, sisters and friends.
William was a big sports fan. He loved to watch sports, especially NASCAR racing and football. As a young man he played in many sports. He was very excited when his nephew Joseph started playing high school football. He was looking forward to going to his games. William worked for more than 25 years at UPS. He was proud of his employment there and the people he worked with. He has many UPS mementos in his house. Over the years, many of his gifts to the family were UPS related. His two youngest nieces would call out “Uncle Stevie!” every time they would see a UPS truck.
William also loved to travel to tropical locations. He spent many vacations in Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Lately, Lake Tahoe had become his favorite location. His favorite place there was the Pine Cone Resort. It was fitting that he spent his last trip there with his family.
William is predeceased by his father, William L. Cramer Sr. He is survived by his mother, Betty Cramer; brother Anthony Cramer; sisters, Rebecca Cramer of Fremont and Kellie Cramer-Nguyen and brother-in-law Huy Nguyen of Discovery Bay; nephews, Daniel Ramirez and Joseph Castro; nieces, Victoria Cramer, Vanessa and Haley Nguyen (aka his Baby Chipmunk); and his beloved cat Chippy.
A memorial service to remember and celebrate Bill’s life was held on Monday, Oct. 12 at The Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.