Obituary: Irene Bases

Obituary: Irene Bases

Irene Bases, 98, of Atlanta, died peacefully on Oct. 22, 2018.

Beryl Brown Kramer, 93, passed away Oct. 17, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in London, England in 1925, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ann Brown. She grew up in the West End of London until she met her husband, Milton Kramer, of blessed memory, who was stationed with the U.S. Army in England during World War II. She became a British war bride, arriving in Atlanta in 1946.

She was a loving and wonderful mother, wife and homemaker, known for turning her European recipes into amazing meals, for her love of desserts, and serving three or more on any given Friday night. She was a gracious, lovely and strong woman who preserved her British character and passed it along to her children and grandchildren. She maintained close relationships with her family in England despite living an ocean away and, at the beginning, without the use of long-distance calling.

Beryl was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Milton, and brother, Kenneth Brown. She leaves behind her daughter, Carol Young; sons, Dr. Gerald (Jan) Kramer and Dr. Russell (Cheryl) Kramer; and grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Adam, Paul and Zachary; sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Tony Israel; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family wishes to thank her four “angel” caregivers: Arlene, Helen, Miatta and Miriam for providing compassionate and wonderful care for the past nine years.

A graveside service was held at Arlington Memorial Park Oct. 21, 2018. In lieu of Williamflowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta.

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