Harry W. Crampton of Endwell, N.Y. Harry W. Crampton, 85, of Endwell, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 7, 2003. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia M. Crampton, in 1992; and a brother, Lester Crampton. He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Edward Blasius, Endwell; two granddaughters, Kimberly and Jaclyn Blasius, Endwell; one sister, Helen Tracy, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. He was a member of North Minster Presbyterian Church, Endwell, a retired IBM Corp. employee, retiring after 38 years of service. He was a driver for the Blind Works Association for many years. His strong will, positive attitude and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott. The Rev. John E. Martin, pastor of his church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the memorial home Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Harry's memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 620 E. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. 13760, or the Blind Works Association, 55 Washington St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13901.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Feb. 9, 2003
*** MILITARY SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II
Harry Crampton was a member of the 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bombardment Group in World War II. He flew as a Radio man on the B-24 Liberator "Dopey Goldberg" tail 88 during the bombing of Ploesti Romania oil fields on 1 Aug 43. On 16 Aug 43, he was shot down while performing duties on the B 24 "Teggie Ann" tail 100 while bombing Foggia Italy. Harry was a POW till the end of the war in STALAG XVIIB in Krems, Austria. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), European/Middle Eastern Medal with 4 battle stars, 2 Distinguished Unit Citations, Good Conduct Medal, POW Medal and the World War 2 Victory Medal.
Virginia M. DePhillip Crampton
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