Jan. 9, 1923 – Feb. 2, 2019
Dr. Louis B. Kramer, a physician in Niagara Falls for nearly 40 years, died Feb. 2 in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. He was 96.
Born in Niagara Falls, he was a 1940 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. He attended Niagara University on scholarships and graduated summa cum laude in 1943.
Entering the Army’s A12 program, he received combat medical training and was sent with the 87th Infantry Division to Europe in November 1944. He took part in the Battle of the Bulge and engagements in the Saar and Rhineland.
Returning from service, he earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1950. While in medical school, he worked summers as a driver-salesman for Lang’s Bakery on a horse-drawn wagon, did research at Johns Hopkins and completed a clinical clerkship at E. J. Meyer Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, now Erie County Medical Center.
Dr. Kramer served his internship at Buffalo General Hospital, completed residencies at the University of Utah and Boston hospitals, and was a cardiology resident at Philadelphia General Hospital.
He returned to Niagara Falls to begin his practice in 1954 from offices on Cedar Avenue and later on Third Street. He was an attending physician at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. He was a founder and administrator of the rotating internship at Niagara Falls Memorial. He retired in 1993.
He was medical supervisor for the borane fuel production facility in Niagara Falls and served a six-year term on the Niagara County Board of Health.
Dr. Kramer was a clinical assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Medical School, was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and was a member of the American College of Physicians and other medical societies.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Reva-Belle Davidovitz; two sons, Charles and Jeffrey; two daughters, Heather Kramer and Elaine Ticatch; three grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 4, in Spallino-Amigone Funeral Home, 1300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.