JAMES SYLVANUS REAMY

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REAMY, JAMES SYLVANUS

James "Chicque"

Sylvanus Reamy

Dec. 1, 1928 to

Sept. 17, 2013

James was born in the Bronx and graduated from Evander Childs High School.

He attended New York University and received a degree from Brown University Graduate School of Savings Banking in 1975.

He was a longtime employee and Vice President of The Bronx Savings Bank (which later became Eastern Savings Bank.)

He finished his career as Assistant Pari-Mutuel Director for New York Racing Association.

Prior to his finance career, Jim played baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies organization as a talented pitcher in the late 1940s.

Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950, Jim was a Sergeant with the 64th Heavy Tank Battalion during the Korean War. He participated in the Koje-do Island liberation, and was a tank commander who led one of the first integrated crews in the Army. He was combat wounded and awarded the Purple Heart before his discharge in October 1952.

He met Barbara Hausler at The Bronx Savings Bank and they married in April 1955. They moved from the Bronx and raised four children in River Edge, NJ, later moving to River Vale, NJ and then to Florida for retirement.

Predeceased by his brothers, Milton and Vincent Reamy; James is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara and their children Brenda Reamy, Nancy Reamy and her husband Chris D'Agosto, Cynthia Reamy Orr and her husband Michael and Eric Reamy and his wife Kristen. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren; all sources of unending pride as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville, FL at 10am on Friday, September 27, 2013 with Fr. Tony Eseke as celebrant. Arrangements are under the care of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 NW 143rd Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in James' name to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2013
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