Thomas Clayton Cramer
October 12, 1941 - November 4, 2004
Owner Cramer & Associates Real Estate
On November 4, 2004 We lost our Founder, Owner, Husband, Dad & Friend.
Tom was the third of eight kids, 7 were boys. He lost his father when he was 14 years old. Raised on the South-side of Chicago, Illinois. He attended Leo Catholic HS and than became a plumber for over 25 years. Recruited and offered a football scholarship to ASU. He turned down the offer and married his - since grade school sweetheart MARGE!
Tom originally sold real estate in Chicago back in the 1960's. He was always buying and selling homes in Florida in the early 1970's. After moving to Arizona in the late 1970's he got his license in approx 1981. He started at Red Carpet office in Glendale at 51 Ave & Thunderbird in Glendale. Than he moved to Realty Executives on 28th Drive in Phoenix. He got his sweetheart Margie to come over and help in 1983. Timmy after graduating from Cactus High School in 1983 also worked full time and got his license in April 1985. Tommy after 3 semesters at ASU came on board in June 1985 and a TEAM was born. After opening a satellite office for Realty Executives in 1985 they soon changed the signage on the door and started Cramer & Associates Real Estate. It was always interesting in the Cramer office!!!!!!! In the Mid 1980's he ran huge ads in the Arizona Republic that would generate tons of calls and would require lots of energy and time. In the old days before the computers, it was cutting up polaroids and pasting and going to the printer and mailing off the flyer. In the late 1980's he called Cox cable about advertising on television and a new market was born. We have been on Cox TV ever since. We still get calls from people who remember Tom & Marge on the show. Customers loved when Tom would always sing and tease and Love his Marge. In the last few years Tom had gotten diabetes and his stamina wasn't the same. He worked the day before he died.
He was always giving you his opinion and you always knew where he stood. He was also very giving and would give you his last dollar in his pocket if you needed it.
We will miss you and always remember you!