Walter H. Kreamer
Captain, United States Navy
Walter H. Kreamer, Captain, United States Navy (retired) died on September 23, 2003 at age 87. He was the son of Harry H. and Merle Merriam Kreamer, formerly of Beloit, Wisconsin, and was preceded in death by his two wives, Martha Reading Kreamer and Mary Beth Kreamer, both formerly of Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Captain Kreamer was born March 5, 1916 in Beloit, Wisconsin, and graduated from Beloit High School and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1938, he was assigned to the USS Cincinnati, the USS Franklin and the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Captain Kreamer was on duty in Norfolk, VA, the Pentagon, Paris, France, Yokosuka, Japan and Rota, Spain.
He retired in 1968 after serving with the National Security Agency. He then worked for RCA, followed by AMF, he retired in 1976 as the Business Manager for Warren Wilson College.
Captain Kreamer was a lifetime member of the Black Mountain Rotary and also an active member of St. James Episcopal Church. Upon his marriage to Mary Beth Underwood, he moved to Highland Farms. She died in 1996.
He is survived by his sons, Walter Jr. of Springfield, Virginia, and John of Singapore; his daughter, Louise Peterson of Black Mountain, North Carolina; his sister, Helen Wilkins of Cocoa Beach, Florida; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service were held Saturday, September 27. Interment will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on November 24, 2003.
KREAMER, MARTHA READING
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/10/1909
DATE OF DEATH: 03/17/1990
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/26/1990
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 115-A-6
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF KREAMER, WALTER
CAPT US NAVY
KREAMER, WALTER H
Posted: 26 June 2004 Updated: 28 May 2006 Updated: 19 October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007