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Former Evanston alderman dies

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Former Evanston alderman Davidson “Dave” Ream, 80, died last week.

Ream, who represented the city’s 9th Ward from 1985 to 1987, died Aug. 21, at Westminster Place, where he had been in hospice care.

Ream was born May 2, 1937, to Joseph Ream and Anita Ream (Biggs) in Ossining, New York, and raised in Millstone, New Jersey; Princeton, New Jersey, and Tallahassee, Florida.

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.

He was employed as a legal writer and editor at firms in San Francisco and Chicago.

Ream is survived by his children Michael (Judy Walden) of Des Moines, Iowa and Caitlin Cowan (Michael) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 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 and cousins.

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, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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