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June 24, 2000

 

FACULTY (etc. 1951-1979) Delbert David Cram (80)

Montrey County Herald, CA June 2000

Delbert David Cram, a retired teacher, died Saturday at Carmel Convalescent Hospital. He was 80. Born July 25, 1919, in Elk Creek Township, N.D., he had lived in Pacific Grove since 1951.

Mr. Cram served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned a bachelorís degree from Utah State, then worked as a botany teacher and guidance counselor at Pacific Grove High School until his retirement in 1983.

He had a passion for photography and served as adviser to the photography club at the school and as official photographer for the Montery Bay Aquarium, Mr. Cram was an award-wining woodcarver and also taught a woodcarving course at Pacific Grove Adult School. He was a fixture at the carving booth at the Monterey County Fair and was the creator of the Breaker Stadium sign at the high schoolís football stadium. A restorer of antique golf clubs, he founded the Wooden Shafted Golf Tournament, an annual part of Pacific Groveís Good Old Days Celebration.

He is survived by a son, Laurence Cram of Pleasanton, one niece and one nephew. His wife of 50 years, Thelma, died earlier this year. At his request, no services will be held. The family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to the Hospice of the Central Coast, P.O. Box 2750, Monterey 93942.

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