John W. Ream

May 6, 1933 - August 2, 2020

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John W. Ream, age 87, formerly of New Haven, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Shelby, Ohio. He was born May 6, 1933 in Sulphur Springs, Ohio to the late Russell and Nettie (Brewer) Ream. He was retired from R.R. Donnelley's in Willard. He was an avid gardener, dart ball player and a fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavs.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (John) Montgomery; 2 sons, Bruce Ream and Paul (Denice) Ream and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by 2 sons, Tom Ream and Jeff Ream and his parents, Russell and Nettie Ream.

By John's wishes, there will be a private graveside service at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio at a later date. The Secor Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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William McDaniel - Aug 10, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I have fond memories of my times with john. We worked together at RRD, Played many Soft Ball games together, Dart Baseball and many other things. He was a dear and loyal Friend. I will never forget him.
Ken Haueter - Aug 6, 2020
John & Kathy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I am so glad that John and I kinda re-connected on somewhat of a regular basis over these last few years. I enjoyed our conversation, mostly about sports, but also our conversation about spiritual things. We both enjoyed discussing the messages of a spiritual TV program that both of us watched most days. I am so glad to know that John was ready for this event in his life. I want to thank both of you for your loving care of him over these years in his life.
Lisa Montgomery - Aug 5, 2020
Kathy and John I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know this is heartbreaking for you Kathybut know that all you both have done for your Dad these past years gave him a great quality of life and I know he loved you so much for that. RIP John - you will be missed! Love you Sis.
Al Gano - Aug 5, 2020
I worked with John a lot of years. His love of the Browns and Indians was amazing. He liked to keep records and scored the Indians games. But his garden was most liked. Sorry to hear about his passing.
Mary and Roger Harmon - Aug 5, 2020
So sorry to hear of John's passing. John was a good friend, and loved to talk about his garden and the sports games. His leaving is a great loss.
Dick & Jeannine Snay - Aug 4, 2020
Dear Ream family, We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. John was a wonderful, funny guy, and I'm thinking some of the old RRD accounting team may be sharing some fun and laughter once again, including Bob Allen. Bob and John were great friends! Thinking of all of you at this time. RIIP John!