SARASOTA, Fla. -- Leadership and staff note with sadness the passing of Donald B. Kramer, the Founder, first President, and Chairman Emeritus of The National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (n.k.a. National Creditors Bar Association).

Don passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Elaine Phillips Kramer; dear father of Jeffrey (Diana) Kramer of Glen Carbon, IL and father-in-law of Charles (the late Janet) Esrock; dear grandfather of Emily Kramer, Hannah Kramer, Rebecca Esrock, Jonathan Esrock, and Joseph Esrock; dear brother and brother-in-law of Judy A. (the late Harold) Glaser, Ronald L. Kramer, and Dr. Dean (Barbara) Kramer of Gainesville, FL; dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road, in Creve Coeur, MO. Interment follows at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, 9125 Ladue Road.

The service will be live streamed on their web site at under Main Sanctuary streaming.

Memorial contributions are preferred, to Ready Readers, 10403 Baur Boulevard, Ste., H, St. Louis, MO 63132 or, the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10601 Baur Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132, or to the charity of your choice. Please visit for more information.

"Don Kramer was a pioneer in our industry – his foresight that an association was needed for creditors’ rights attorneys, his willingness to go against the status quo to create it and his unwavering belief in this Organization – has made the National Creditors Bar Association what it is today. I am proud to have known Don Kramer and I know he will be fondly remembered and appreciated by our members for a very long time."

Yale R. Levy, current president, National Creditors Bar Association


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