, Salem, MA

November 7, 2012

Robert D. Cram, 78

IPSWICH — Robert D. Cram, 78, longtime Ipswich resident, died Sunday. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Jane Cram.

Born in Millinocket, ME, to the late Ernest V. and Katherine M. (Bradstreet) Cram, Bob earned his engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following graduation, Bob married Jane and after service in the Navy moved to Ipswich where together they built a home. Mr. Cram was employed as a mechanical engineer at United Shoe in Beverly and High Voltage Engineering of Burlington.

A member of the First Church, Bob will be remembered for his design and problem solving skills. He is survived by a sister, a daughter, three sons and three grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the First Church in Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church Memorial Fund, 1 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA 01938. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit