I graduated from Michigan State University in 1953 and it was there - that I met my wife, Janet. Today we have three children all married and seven grandchildren.
During the Korean War I served as a PIO - Pubic Information Officer in Seoul, Korea representing the Korean Communications Zone.
Upon discharge Jan and I made our home in Margate - where I worked as gen- eral manager of Garwood Mills. One of the first discount department stores in the country.
In 1977 - 79 I was the President of Congregation Beth Judah. It was then the largest Jewish congregation in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties.
I later served as President of the Jewish Family Service Agency.
In 1976 started my own marketing company - focusing on direct marketing in an industry where it was practically non-existant. Shy Kramer & Associates continues to serve clients in that industry across the entire country.
In 1995 I was selected as a “Dean” of the American Wholesale Marketers Associ- ation.
In 1996 I founded and served as publisher of the “Jewish Times” newspaper serving the Jewish communities of Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties. The paper merged with the “Community Voice” newspaper of Cherry Hill in April 2014.
I have been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony for the past eight years.