Rabbi William Kramer, a leading West Coast clergyman and actor, died Saturday at age 84. Some 500 mourners attended the funeral services, where speakers included Kramer’s widow and eight grandchildren. During 63 years in the rabbinate, “probably some 80 percent of Jews in the San Fernando Valley” of Los Angeles “have had a relative or friend married, buried or Bar Mitzvahed by Rabbi Bill,” said his son, Jonathan.
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