Samuel Kramer of Ithaca, New York married Anne Gudis of Newark, New Jersey. Samuel served in the United States Army during World War II. Samuel and Anne had two sons, Kevin and Jeffrey, and a daughter, Michele. Kevin attended Cornell University and the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria. Jeffrey earned a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Cornell University in 1973. He served aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz at the time of the aborted rescue mission of the U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980.