Cramer, Lynne Marie Austin
Lynne Marie Austin Cramer, 50, passed away at her home in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 after a long illness surrounded by family and friends. Lynne was born on March 10, 1971 at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh. Her parents were Thomas Robert Austin and Lois Rae Austin. She grew up in the Ingram area after graduating from Montour High School in 1989. Lynne graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 with a Master of the Art of Teaching degree, Spanish Education. Lynne was married to Stephen T. Cramer on April 23, 2005. Together they enjoyed exploring the world and their life in both Mt. Lebanon and Georgetown, South Carolina. Some of Lynne’s favorite moments were the times she and Steve spent together walking along the beach and talking. In the fall of 1994, Lynne moved to Baltimore where she took a position as a Spanish teacher at Woodlawn High School. After two years she returned to Pittsburgh taking a Spanish position at Carlynton High School. Lynne’s positivity and smile were attributes that made her a beloved faculty member to the students and staff. Lynne shared her time and compassion with her students as a sponsor of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and Junior High Student Council. Lynne retired from Carlynton in 2014 to move to Georgetown, South Carolina where she spent time with Steve and her in-laws, Lee and Wilson Cramer. During the summer, Lynne could be found hosting her friends and family at their house for beach trips. Though she had retired from teaching Spanish, Lynne never lost her passion for all things Latin. She became a Zumba instructor sharing her love of the music and culture to all who attended. Not a weekend went by that someone or a bunch of someones could not be found at Lynne and Steve’s house. Lynne always remarked that she loved having everyone visit, but in reality, everyone loved spending time with her. Lynne radiated warmth, an adventurous spirit, and a contagious sense of humor. Lynne is deeply missed by those who survived her: her beloved husband Steve and her stepchildren Chelsea M. Disney (Robert), Samuel R. Cramer, granddaughter Ivana J. Disney, and her father-in-law Wilson B. Cramer. Also surviving are her siblings Raymond F. Herron II (Donna), Harry A. Herron (Donna), Nancy J. Austin and Lynne’s cherished nieces and nephews, Raymond F. Herron III (Tracy) (Rayanne, Alex, Isabella), Harry A. Herron II (Jennifer), Jackie R. Wolbert (Bill) (Arthur G. and Henry J.), Mary E. Stashkevych (Vitalii) (Nikolai P. and Olga M.), Stephanie A. Herron, Dorissa Herron, Justin Harron and John Sebastian. Additionally, her dear friends James Boettner, Mary Beth Veri, Catherine Hollein, Jamie Sonnie, Michelle Dzurenda, Deana Sago, and Kimberly Glasspool. Lynne was preceded in death by her father Thomas Robert Austin, mother Lois Rae Austin, mother-in-law Lee Cramer, Aunt Maxine, Uncle Buddy, Uncle Bobby, Aunt Myrna, and mother Jacqueline Austin. Friends will be received at the Hershberger-Stover Inc. Funeral Home, 170 Noble Avenue, Crafton, on Friday, April 9 from 6-8PM and Saturday, April 10 from 10AM until the time of the Blessing Service on Saturday at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made either to the Susan G. Koman Foundation, 1133 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 or the Wounded Warriors Project, 600 River Avenue, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Susan G. Komen for the Cure
1133 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15218
Wounded Warrior Project
600 River Ave., Suite 400, Pittsburgh PA 15212