Mae M. (Cramer) Wise

November 26, 1926 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 94)


Wise, Mae Cramer, 94,  passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on August 9, 2021. She was surrounded by loved ones singing her favorite hymns as she entered Heaven's gates. She was proceeded in death by her parents Matilda and Arthur Cramer, her husband Samuel D. Wise, son James Wise, son’s in law:

Joseph Riedmann, Sr, and Pastor Paul Parsons, and stepchildren Samuel E. Ellis, John Wise, and Betty Sajn.  


Surviving are these children: Susan Parsons of Masontown, Carolyn Wise of Rome, N. Y. Joyce Riedmann of Uniontown, Alice Wise of Haiti, Robert and Linda Wise of McClellandtown, Larry Wise, Sr of McClellandtown and Nancy and Chris Ziemkowsky of Masontown.  Stepchildren:  Dorothy Reckart of Bruceton Mills, and Woodrow and Pam Wise of Uniontown. Mae also raised her grandson Larry Wise jr. and held a special place in her heart for him along with his wife Rachel and their children Bentley and Aubrey Wise. She was loved by many others who called her mom including Justine Stacoviak, Tammy Cramer, and Charlotte Cramer.


Grandchildren: Peter, Brian, and Steven Parsons, Melody Miller, Daniel, Jonathan and Elizabeth Wise, Joseph and Jason Riedmann, Rob and John Wise, Larry Wise, Jr, Rebecca, Nathan, and Bethany Ziemkowsky

Special niece and nephew Cindi Mazzarini and Wilbert Holland.


During World War II as a teenager, Mae worked at US Steel as a welder.  She became a stay-at-home mom to the younger of the six stepchildren and her own seven children.  She worked at Berkowitz Sewing Factory then spent twenty-three years at Fayette County Children and Youth where she became known as "Grandma" to many children.  Mae was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she attended until the week before her death. 


Friends will be received at, Crawford Funeral home, 1189 National Pike, Hopwood, PA, Thursday, August 12th, 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00. The service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Uniontown PA, Friday, August 13th, viewing will begin at 10:00, service at 11:00. 


In her memory donations can be made for the EBAC Orphanage in Haiti online at, (click on give and choose Hugs for Haiti.)


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