Jack Kramer, 65

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(From CTNewsJunkie)

A 43-year journalism career ended Tuesday when Jack Kramer died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 65.

Kramer worked for nearly two decades at the New Haven Register, leaving as the executive editor when it was owned by the Journal Register Co. before going to the New Britain Herald. He spent the last five years reporting for CTNewsJunkie.com and Patch.com.

Mheegan Rollins Bachinski, who was assistant news editor with Kramer at the New Haven Register, said he was the kind of boss who saw your potential even if you didn’t.

“I didn’t believe in myself but Jack Kramer did,” Rollins Bachinski said.

Posted by New Haven Register reporter Luther Turmelle on FB:

Some incredibly soul crushing news for me today: My former boss, Jack Kramer, lost his battle with cancer.

Jack, along with former Register Business Editor Paul Jackson, were responsible for me coming to New Haven. And he was also responsible for making me business editor at the paper for a while after Paul left.

Jack was Mr. New Haven: Everywhere I went doing story assignment, everybody knew him or had a story about him.

He was always very supportive and protective of those who worked under him.