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Owen Andrew Kramer

June 28, 2018 June 18, 2019
Owen Andrew Kramer
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Durham: Owen Andrew Kramer, passed away peacefully in his parents’ arms on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Transitions Hospice in Raleigh. He was born in Durham to Andrew and Jennifer Kramer. He is also survived by his grandparents, Jim & Teresa Burch, Allen Kramer, Wendy Fellowes; great-grandparents, Bonnie Fletcher, Ruth Burch, Jill Fellowes, John Axe; and uncles, Jimmy Burch, Blake Kramer.

Owen was diagnosed with a rare Mitochondrial disease, Leigh’s disease, at 4 months of age and spent his entire life fighting a hard fought battle against this incurable disease. Owen means “young warrior” and that he proved to be. He spent most of his life receiving exceptional inpatient care at Duke University Hospital and his parents would like to thank Drs. Pizoli and the Neurology team, Koeberl and the Genetics team, Mavis and the Hepatology team, Rice and the Surgery team, the Complex Care and Special Infant Care teams, the 5300, PICU, 5100 and ED unit nursing staff, the Respiratory Therapists, Child Life Therapists, and the Transitions Kids Hospice team for their loving care, guidance, advocacy and treatment during Owen’s countless hospitalizations. His parents would also like to thank Bayada Pediatrics and Owen’s Private Duty Nurses, as well as his home Physical and Occupational therapists for their loving care during the invaluable time at home with his family. His parents would also like to thank “Owen’s army” of friends, family and coworkers who have supported them throughout Owen’s journey and beyond.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th at Apex United Methodist Church with Pastor Kyle Meier officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ronald McDonald Room at Duke University Hospital and House of Durham; new infant/toddler toys, blankets and clothing donations to Duke’s Child Life Therapy Department; or to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) in Owen’s loving memory.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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2:00 PM 6/29/2019 2:00:00 PM
Apex United Methodist Church

100 S Hughes St
Apex, NC 27502

Apex United Methodist Church
100 S Hughes St Apex 27502 NC
United States

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