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John  Bream

John Hartley Bream

Sunday, December 26th, 1943 - Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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John Hartley (Jack) Bream, 76, son of Harry Joseph Bream and Vera Teresa Bream, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on December 26, 1943. When he was seven years old, his family moved to Chile where he lived for five years. When he was 12 his family returned to the United States and moved to New Jersey, living for many years in Mountain Lakes. He attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia and Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He spent most of his career as an International Sales Manager for the Puritan Bennett medical supply company. After an early retirement he fulfilled a life-long dream and moved to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands where he lived on a sailboat for a number of years. In 2010 moved to Rabun County, GA to join his lifelong sweetheart, Betsy Elsas.

Jack was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church in Clayton, where he served on the Vestry Committee as the Junior Warden. He was also on the Pastoral Care Team and the Outreach Committee for the Church. He was very involved with the Fight Abuse in the Home (FAITH) organization. He was an avid furniture maker and woodworker. He was a friend to all, loved by many and had an infectious laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved sister Sandy Bucher, his brother Patrick Bream and second wife Nina Summerville Bream. He is survived by Betsy Elsas and her loving family; his former wife Joan Bream; daughter Lori Gleason and husband Tim Gleason of Silverthorne CO; his son Andrew Bream and wife Lisa Bream and grandchildren Alexandra and Jaxen of Melbourne, FL; brother Joe Bream and wife Sherry Bream; nieces Andrea McCartney, Jennifer Bucher, Shea Levelle, Teresa Swank and nephew Michael Bream; cousins Kaye MacDonough, Maya Sutton and many others.

There will be a memorial service at Saint James Episcopal Church at 260 Warwoman Rd, Clayton, GA 30525 (PH: 706-782-6179), on Saturday, March 21 2020. There will be a reception after the service at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Saint James Episcopal Church, Clayton, GA. 30525 and/or Rabun county FAITH charity.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.habershamcrematory.com.

Habersham Crematory (678-617-2210) of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
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Thomas Sills

Posted at 10:08am
My wife's brother said Jack Bream could be the most 'elegant' person he ever knew. He could also hang well with a bunch of good old boys in Mississippi noodling for catfish from buddy boats on a river.

Jack Bream had the best laugh I've ever heard. And he could tell jokes better than anyone I've known.

It was an honor to know him.

Thomas Sills
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