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October 15, 2018

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Davidson Ream

Davidson “Dave” Ream, 80, a longtime resident of Evanston, died Aug. 21 at Westminster Place, where he had been in hospice care.

He will be remembered as someone who loved his family, his work, and his community, and who lived his life with enthusiasm and joy.

Mr. Ream was born May 2, 1937, to Joseph Ream and Anita Ream (Biggs) in Ossining, N.Y., and raised in Millstone, N.J, Princeton, N.J., and Tallahassee, Fla. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a graduate of Phillips Academy, Yale University, University of Virginia School of Law, and Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Ream was employed as a legal writer and editor at firms in San Francisco and Chicago. He is survived by his children Michael (Judy Walden) of Des Moines, Ia., and Caitlin Cowan (Michael) of Minneapolis, Minn.; his partner, Jane Baker, and her children, John Negronida and Beth Negronida (Charles Saxe); grandchildren Sofia Ream, Tabitha Cowan, Susanna Cowan, Lindsey Saxe and Eric Saxe; his former wife and the mother of his children, Judith Ream (Krampitz); siblings Jackson Ream, Nancy Rose, and Christopher Ream; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends all over the world.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Stephen Ream. A memorial service will be held Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. in Elliott Chapel at Westminster Place.

Burial will be Nov. 11 at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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