Werner Kraemer

Died: Fri., Jun. 15, 2012


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 21, 2012
Location: Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home

Memorial Service

5:00 PM Thu., Jun. 21, 2012
Location: Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home

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Werner Kraemer, 70, of Conklin died June 15, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, after a battle with bladder cancer. He was born in Heilbronn, Germany in 1941. He obtained his degree in Engineering from the University of Houston as well as his Master's degree in Mathematics. He worked for Link at NASA and was involved with the simulators for the Apollo Space Program. Werner had a long career in the simulation industry having designed and built simulators for a variety of military and commercial applications. He enjoyed music and studied voice. For many years he was a member of the chorus a the Binghamton German Club. He also enjoyed computers, travel and driving on his many trips with his wife Ursula. His greatest joy was being an Opa and he took great delight in his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ursula Pauly-Kraemer, his daughter; Katherine (Jeff) Short, his son; Siegfried Kraemer, his stepchildren; David Paccone, Lawrence Paccone, Ted (Michelle) Paccone, and Lynda (Kevin) Grierson, his mother Elise, his grandchildren; Lauren, Sondra, Jennifer, Alex, Abby, and Hunter, a sister Heidi Teuschner and brother and sister-in-law, Klaus and Efie.

The family will greet friends from 3:00 - 5:00 pm Thursday at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango Street Binghamton. The German Club Chorus will present a memorial musical tribute for Werner at 5:00 pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends make a contribution to the German Club Chorus, 218 Loughlin Rd, Binghamton, NY 13904.

 Broken Chain, by Ron Tranmer

We little knew that day
God was going to call your name
In life we loved you dearly
In death, we do the same

It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.



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Armand & Barbara Olevano
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
Our deepest condolences

Rick Heatherman
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dear Ursula, our deepest sympathies to you during this time of loss. We will miss Werner but are resigned to the fact that his suffering is over. Please accept our condolence. I was always so proud to call him friend. If there is anything I might do to help, please feel free to call.607-775-1630. God Bless You!

Dave, Melanie, Ben, and Anna Schmidt
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Our sincerest condolences to your entire family.

John Cherry
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Ursala and family,
I am very distressed and saddenned to learn of Werner's passing. We worked together on a simulator project for the Canadian military from 2006 until just recently.
Werner was a true gentleman and one of the very best engineers I have ever worked with. With his grace and calm problem solving demeanor, it was a privelege to work with Werner. My deepest sympathies in your time of loss.

Warmest personal regards,
John Cherry, P.Eng
Sr. Project Manager,
Christie Digital Systems
Kitchener, Canada.

Rick and Amy Johnson
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Ursula, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You will be in our prayers. God bless you and your family. Rick and Amy Johnson

Joan and Jim Jones
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dear Ursula,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karol Pierson
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Sincere condolences to the family in the passing of a great friend and colleague, Werner.

Phil Anderson
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Ursala and family,

Werner was one of the smartest, most creative individuals I ever met. I was proud to count him as my friend. I know you will miss him greatly and so will many others. Please accept my warmest of thoughts and memories.

Phil Anderson
(We worked together at NASA for years)

Jean Bixby
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dear Ursula, I am so sorry for loss of Werner. My sympathy to all your family. Jean

Dr. Michael and Patricia Kinney
   Posted Mon June 18, 2012
Dear Ursula, You have our deepest condolences at this painful time in your life and words alone cannot express the empathy we have for you and your family. Surely Werner was one of a kind and he will be missed greatly; from our hearts to yours, with love.

Tom Moberg
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
Ursula and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Werner and I worked together for many years at Link. In my long career in engineering I knew many intelligent people but very few true inventors. Werner was one. His technical genius enabled him to create new products and inventions that most engineers only dream about. In addition to his technical abilities, Werner and I shared a love of philosophy. Back in the 80s, we found a mutual interest in Rudolf Steiner and both became interested in theosophy. We spent many hours together in deep discussions exploring the works of Steiner, Hegel and Ouspensky among others. We also spent time together sipping beers at the German Club or wherever we traveled on numerous business trips. While our paths took different directions in recent years and our contact became minimal, I will always remember Werner with fond admiration and profound respect.
So sorry for your loss, Tom Moberg

Kathy Kraemer Short
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
My grandfather said this weekend that "Werner was a brilliant man who never met a stranger." It's so true.

He also gave me an appreciation of the simple joys of life. He was always "in the moment," enjoying a sunset, or a Sunday drive, or a relaxing afternoon hanging out on the back porch with friends or family.

One of my favorite stories about Dad happened back in 1983, when I was 16. I was visiting him in Brighton, England over Christmas break. I saw in the newspaper that Duran Duran (with whom I was obsessed at the time) was playing Wembley Arena that night in London. The concert had been long sold out, but Dad didn't hesitate one second before saying, "Let's go!" He said we'd try to get tickets on the way in, and if we couldn't, we would just enjoy the train ride.

We ended up in floor seats in the 11th row. I was thrilled beyond belief. Dad didn't know any of their music, but he really enjoyed the entire evening. The girls next to me kept telling me how cool my father was to come with me and dance along with all of us.

Best. Time. Ever.

Much love to you, Ursula. He will be missed.

Gordon Gouldin
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Werner for many years at NASA JSC. He was truly an engineers engineer. Remember many fond times with Werner and John in and out of the office. I had recently reconnected with Werner after he found me through Facebook. Fortunately we were able to renew our old friendship albeit over the net for a few months.

   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
Mrs. Kraemer,
I met Mr. Kraemer thru his wife Ursula when he became a patient at our dental office.
I have always thought of Mrs. Kraemer as one of the loveliest people you would ever meet and when I met her husband I felt the same.
It was always a pleasure to see either one of their names on the schedule.
It is a sad day indeed to have learned of Mr. Kraemer''s passing.
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Kraemer and the Kraemer family.

David and Michaeleen Gdovin
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
Ursula, our deepest condolences for your loss.

Laura Eschbach and George Lockett
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
Dear Ursula our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficut time. We remember the great times we had on friday nights. He will be greatly missed.

Karin Mann
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
Ted, Michelle, Alex, and Abby ~

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

-Karin Mann & family

Joan Paccone
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
Dear Usi, Although I never met Werner I know he made you very happy. I am so very,very sorry for your loss. Think of you often. Joan

Frank and Carolyn Farugia
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
Dear Ursula
Our hearts and prayers go with you and your family. Werner was a dear, dear friend whose wisdom and wit will be missed immeasureably. Our memories will let us enjoy the many good visits, holidays and times we shared with both of you.
Frank and Carolyn

Dave and Eileen Peters
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012

Eileen and I send our deepest regrets for your loss

Jack Rappaport
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
To the family of Werner Kraemer,
Sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one. I worked with Werner at Link for five years and consider him to be one of the brightest, most creative and professional gentlemen--and I mean that in every sense--I have ever met. He was truly a man of unflappable nature, someone who would invariably have a constructive response at critical times. I viewed him as a vital asset to the business and a person of great breadth and depth. Reading some of the other condolence letters only affirms that I am not alone in this notion. You are so fortunate to have had him in your lives. He will be missed wherever he walked.

Pat Williams
   Posted Sat June 23, 2012
Ursula, I was so sorry to hear this news. It has been a while since I have been active in the German Club but I always remember what a great couple the two of you made. We had many fun times after chorus on Friday nights. I enjoyed talking to Werner about projects he was working on and he was always helpful to me. I always remember him with a smile on his face. I hope many happy memories comfort you in this sad time.

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