George E. Cramp of Olathe Colorado passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at the age of 99.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1916 to George and Lillian Cramp.
During his younger years, his father being an engi- neer, moved frequently. He lived in Pennsylvania, New York, California and Colorado. During this time George always had a passion for flying.
After graduating from high school in San Bernardino, California, George moved to Denver, Colorado.
He began working as a chauffeur for a Dr. Staunton (Dr.’s ranch is now a Colorado State Park).
George’s love for flying began to blossom when he purchased a J-3 Piper Cub. He spent many hours flying around Colorado and landing anywhere he was able to buy some gasoline, mostly at farms or ranches. He would give anyone, who wanted, a fifteen minute ride for a small amount of money.