Beverly Brumm FREDONIA, WIS.- Ms. Beverly Brumm, of Riverview Trail Road in Fredonia, Wis., formerly of New Paltz, passed away at Milan Estates in Saukville, Wis., early Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 76 years old. Beverly was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on July 3, 1937, daughter of Arnold and Florence Swanson Brumm. She graduated from Divine Savior High School in Milwaukee, Wis. and went on to earn her BA in English from Webster College, MFA in directing from Yale University and finally her Ph.D in Drama from New York University. Beverly resided in New Paltz where she taught Drama in the Theatre Department at SUNY for over 27 years. She directed over 90 plays in various venues such as Chicago, Santa Fe, Northampton, New York City and the Hudson Valley before she retired. In 2011 she moved to Fredonia to be near her family. Beverly was an avid reader. She was a huge theatre buff and loved to travel. Ms. Brumm is survived by her brothers, Larry (Sue) Brumm of Fredonia, Wis. and Robert (Karen) Brumm of Pigeon Forge, Tenn and seven nieces and nephews: Jennifer (Peter) Maciejewski, David (Christy Deysher) Brumm, Michael (Nikki Zellner) Brumm, Lauren (John) Kramer, Connie (Tim) Michael, Kathy (Scott) Hansen and Robert (Tammy) Brumm. She is further survived by ten great-nieces and –nephews: Myles, Quinn, Alexis, Nicholas, Katelyn, Lucas, Leah, Bryce, Keegan and Holden; as well as her beloved canine companion, Wilson; other relatives and many friends and former students. A Gathering for the Celebration of Beverly’s Life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 2013 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Harvey’s Central Grille, 1340 W. Town Square Road in Mequon. A special Memory Sharing will take place at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Beverly Brumm Scholarship at SUNY New Paltz Theatre Department, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, N.Y., 12561. The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefu neralhome.com
Published by the Daily Freeman from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2013.