The last several years of Dr Kramer's life were complicated by many medical problems. He suffered through these with good humor and few complaints. He retired from the university in 2003. His survivors include his wife, Susan Garrett, and 6 children, Janice, Kenneth, Daniel, Susan, Ryan, and Molly. In addition there are 5 surviving grandchildren. At his retirement celebration in 2002, his grateful faculty, former residents, and friends established the Steven G. Kramer, MD, PhD, Chair of Ophthalmology to honor his long-standing, unselfish commitment to the Department of Ophthalmology and UCSF.