David Reaume

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David M. Reaume died peacefully at his Camano Island, Washington home at the age of 71 on Monday morning, August 27, 2012.

Dave entered the Navy after graduating from University of Detroit High School followed by a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland and both masters and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard University. He married Beverly Duncan Reaume on August 24 in 1963.

In 1977 Dave and Bev moved to Juneau where Dave worked briefly for the Alaska Department of Commerce as an economist. Upon leaving state service, he began his own business as a practicing economist, providing expert testimony on a variety of issues, including fisheries, forestry, and mining. Dave also taught mathematics classes at the University of Alaska, Juneau and for twenty years wrote a monthly column for the Anchorage Daily News.

During his life in Juneau, Dave was a Little League coach, devoting himself to teaching youngsters to play ball. He served on the Juneau School Board for a number of years, stressing the importance of a classical education with emphasis on reading, writing, and arithmetic. He also relished hunting and fishing on Admiralty and Douglas Islands.

Dave and Bev moved to Camano Island, Washington, in 1999. Dave resumed his interest in golfing, spending as much time as he could on area courses. He also continued his Alaskan based consulting business.

Dave is survived by his wife, Beverly; children Catherine (husband Will Weymouth) and Daniel; his granddaughter, Reanna; his sister, Anora; nieces and nephews, as well as many good friends. There will be no public memorial. You may, if you wish, make a donation in his name to or your local cancer organization.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2012
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