Riva Kramer, 92


Riva Kramer passed away at her home at the Sarasota Bay Club, Sarasota, FL, on Dec. 24. She was 92 years old. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell, she was a ping-pong champion and a math tutor to legions of students who fondly remember her “shortcuts.” Her husband of 53 years, Jay Kramer, died in 1996. Before moving to Longboat Key and then to Sarasota, they lived in Great Neck. She is survived by her son, Michael, her daughter, Laura Lowell, and her grandson, Benjamin. Her intelligence, wit and outsized generosity will never be forgotten.

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