Emerson Kramer
Emerson Kramer
Full Name:  Luther Emerson Kramer
     Born:  March 21, 1929 in Eleuthera Island, Bahamas
     Died:  June 15, 2011 in St. Augustine, Fl


FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1948      SS      5-10 160        Fr   N   Stuart                
Volleyball
Year  No  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
47-48     5-10 160  Fr   *   Stuart                              
49-50  5  5-10 160  Jr   *   Stuart                              
50-51  5  5-10 160  Sr   *   Stuart                              


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Obituary
Published in the St. Augustine Record on June 16, 2011.
Luther Emerson Kramer, 82, of St. Augustine passed away on June 15, 2011, after a short battle with cancer of the liver at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lottie Kramer, and his only brother, Frank Waldo Kramer.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Peggy Jane Ponce; his five daughters, Becky (Bill) Powell (Middlesboro, Ky.); Karen Blondell (Lakeland, Fla.); Cindy (Michael) Shackelford (Del Mar, Calif.); Nancy (Brian) Kaman (St. Augustine) and Linda (Jesus) Barrera (St. Augustine); 14 grandchildren: Scott (Elizabeth), Brian, Vince and Jenny Powell; Lindsay, Brett (Leslie) and Logan Blondell; Cade Kinney-Shackelford; Cynthia, Brandon, and Kevin Kaman; and Elena, Diego and Marco Barrera; and two great-granddaughters, Kate and Ella Blondell. He also is survived by his nephew, Ralph Kramer (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), two nieces, Gloria Lippard and Sharon Linhares (Ootewah, Tenn.) and one brother-in-law, Jimmy Ponce (St. Augustine).

Born on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas on March 21, 1929, he immigrated with his parents and brother to Florida in 1931. During his early childhood, he and his family worked as migrant farmers. During his later childhood and teen years, he lived in Stuart, Fla. He graduated from Florida State University in 1951 and went on to serve three active and seven inactive years in the U. S. Navy as an Ensign/Lieutenant Junior Grade. Emerson met Peggy Ponce in college on a blind date and they married in Norfolk, Va., in 1952. Together they traveled the United States as he finished his stint in the Navy and then settled in Daytona, Fla., as he began his 21 year career with the J.C. Penney Co. During his years with Penney"s, they lived in Florida, Virginia, Alabama and Kentucky. While in Kentucky, he owned and operated a Western Auto store, as well as several other small businesses. He moved to St. Augustine in 1981. He and his wife owned Kramer and Kramer Realty, as well as many rental properties.

Emerson and his wife enjoyed traveling, dancing, dining out, watching sporting events, singing in the First United Methodist Church choir and spending time with their family. He loved watching the grandchildren play sports, perform in school events and excel in their chosen careers. His legacy will be the impact he has made on the lives of so many family members and friends through his unselfish acts of kindness.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1948  .000   4   3    9   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   2       3      .182         0    
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Tot   .000   4   3    9   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   2   0   3   0  .182  0  0   0   0
Fielding Statistics
Year   PO  AST  E   FLD%  DP
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1948    4    4  2   .800    
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Tot     4    4  2   .800   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1948
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Apr  9 ROLLINS COLLEGE        8  .000  1 SS   4   0   0            0   0                      0   1    1   
Apr 10 ROLLINS COLLEGE        6  .000  1 SS   1   0   0            0   0                      0   0    2  2
Apr 17 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE    1a .000  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0   1    0   
Apr 28 TROY STATE             2  .000  1 3B   3   0   0            0   0                      0   2    1   
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                                 .000  4  3   9   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    4   4  2