DR. DAVID ALBERT BREMER Loved dearly by his family and friends, David passed away peacefully at home on December 2, 2014. In characteristic fashion, he remained optimistic and active throughout his life. During a yearlong battle with cancer, he photographed and mapped the Kolea (plovers) of Mililani, completed many rides on his folding bike, took poetry classes, and spent time with his family. Born in Elgin, Illinois, David graduated from Barrington High School where he was a basketball and track star as well as senior class president. He met his wife Betsy while an undergraduate at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and went on to earn his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Washington University, St. Louis. He later earned an MPH from the University of Hawaii. After years of cold winters, David and Betsy fell in love with Hawaii when he completed a year internship at the Hawaii State Hospital. In 1975, he began work at Central Oahu Community Mental Health Center. Later, he moved to the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, where he worked for over twenty years. David met lifelong friends through these professional experiences. He loved his work and over the years mentored a number of psychology interns who now practice in the islands. David had many interests as well as a passion for nature. Always up for a new adventure, he kayaked, mountain biked, maintained his native plant garden, and ran marathons. To get exercise and avoid the traffic, he biked and bused from Mililani to work almost daily rain or shine. He wrote a Kindle guidebook to the Honolulu Bus System. At various times, as a member of the Hawaii Bicycling League and Mililani Neighborhood Board, he advocated for a safer bike route through Kipapa Gulch and expanded bus system. For 35 years, he coordinated and compiled the data for the Waipio Christmas bird count for the Hawaii Audubon Society. He was thrilled to see an i'iwi for the first time on his last count in 2012. In addition to his wife, Betsy, David is survived by his daughters, Sarah and Leah, and brothers Jim and John. He was a devoted husband and father who will be missed very much. Donations may be made to the Hawaii Audubon Society, the Hawaii Foodbank or a favorite charity. Private celebration of life.
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