John Hubert Ream

John Hubert Ream, 86, Swannanoa, N.C., passed away Wednes­day, Aug. 29, 2018, at Miss­ion Hospital, Asheville, N.C.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late A. Willard and Alma Knisely Ream.

Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Elizabeth Marsh Ream; a daughter, Rebecca (Brett) Strimple; three grandchildren: Nelson, John and Samuel Strimple; and a sister, Martha Atwater.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Hansma.

Hubert graduated from Pennsylvania State Univer­sity in 1955 with a degree in architectural engineering and was an avid PSU football fan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers and had been stationed in Germany from 1955-57. He worked as an architect for his entire career.

He was a member of Groce United Methodist Church, Rotary Club, Alpha Rho Chi, Scarab, P. Gamma Alpha, and he volunteered at the Rathbun Center. He also was a member of the Beaver Dam Masonic Lodge 276 A.F. and A.M. in Beaver.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 8, 2018, at Groce United Metho­dist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, N.C. A reception will be held afterward at Craggy View Cottages Club House, 134 Outlook Circle, Swannanoa, N.C. Arrangements are by Groce Funeral Home, 856 Tunnel Road, Asheville, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Groce UMC, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.