WELLS ó Bernie Bremer passed away on January 14, 2013, at Indian River Nursing Home, following a long illness.
Bernie was born April 1, 1921, in New York, N.Y., the son of Babette Lawman.
He was employed as a mechanical engineer for most of his working life after his military service. He worked in this field at various businesses from New Jersey to Vermont.
His last place of employment was Carris Reels in Center Rutland, Vt. He enjoyed his time there and his job involved extensive travel which was also a great pleasure for him and his wife, Doris.
Bernie loved the outdoors. He was an avid gardener, cultivating both flowers and vegetables. He also was an active bird-watcher and a member of the Audubon Society. He also participated in the migratory bird counts for Cornell University.
Bernie spent many years enjoying the fishing on Lake St. Catherine with his family. While living in New Jersey, he and his wife were very active in the Methodist Church.
Bernie was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Doris (Rudolph) Bremer. Survivors include his son, Ron and his wife Judy of Wells; his granddaughters, Jennifer Peila and her husband Marty and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Ashley, from Perry, N.Y., and Paula Jensvold and her husband Justin and their two sons, Carson and Teagan, of Jericho,Vt.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, N.Y. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society in Huntington, Vt.