Samuel (Cy) Kramer, 67, the vice president for produce of Giant Food Inc., a major supermarket chain in the Washington area, died of arteriosclerosis Thursday at the Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Kramer began his career with Giant in 1943 as a produce clerk. After World War II service in the Army in Europe, he returned to the company and in 1950 became a produce buyer. In 1967, he was made director of produce operations and in 1970 was named vice president for produce. He held that position until his death.
In the course of his career, Mr. Kramer was responsible not only for the buying and selling of fresh fruits and vegetables, but also for Giant's expanding operations in selling fresh and artificial flowers.
Mr. Kramer, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Lancaster, Pa. He worked for a food retailing company called Delta Stores there before moving to the Washington area in the late 1930s. He worked for various food markets here until he joined Giant.
Mr. Kramer's survivors include his wife, Helen, of Chevy Chase; two children, Marilyn Markowitz of Damascus, Md., and Michael Kramer of Gaithersburg; three brothers, Leon, of Hallandale, Fla., William, of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Eli, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Minnie Myers of Hallandale and Rose Goldstein of Santa Monica, Calif., and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Samuel (Cy) Kramer Memorial Fund, George Washington University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Washington, D.C., 20037