The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 21, 2013

Charles R. Ream

The Tribune-Democrat

JENSEN BEACH, FLA. — REAM – Dr. Charles R., Jensen Beach, Fla., formerly of Washington, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, with his family by his side at the Donnell House.  He is survived by his wife, former Marian Cover, Jensen Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Cynthia Ream Phillips; and son, Steven Ream, both of Washington. He was the proud grandfather of Ashley, Joseph, Marian and John Phillips. Brother of James (Phyllis) Ream, Wisconsin, and David (Sibyl) Ream, Washington, Pa. Brother-in-law of Edwin P. (Margie) Cover, Ligonier. Several nephews and nieces also survive. He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Johnstown, son of the late Robert Kimmell Ream and the late Mary Augusta Schiffhauer Ream. Dr. Ream, better known as Chuck or Coach to his former athletes, graduated from Johnstown High School.  He received his bachelors in biology and physical education at the University of Pittsburgh as well as his masters and doctorate. He also was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. While at Pitt, he worked at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind and coached wrestling and track to the children. His coaching career began at Wilkinsburg High School where he coached football. Shortly thereafter he became the football, wrestling and lacrosse coach at Dickinson College, Carlisle, where he coached two All American lacrosse players. Chuck was then hired as head football and track coach at Washington and Jefferson College in 1960 where he brought the first PAC Championship to the college in 1970.  He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Washington and Jefferson Sports Hall of Fame. After a successful career as a coach, he was hired as chairman of the education department at W and J where he remained until his retirement in 1992.  While Chuck was coaching, he researched interval training of equine athletes and in order to do so he obtained his trainer’s license with the United States Trotting Association while working with horses at the Beinhauer and Cameron Stables at the Meadows. He subsequently was published in Hoofbeats magazine for his work. During his tenure at W and J he served as chairman of the Washington County Red Cross. He also was host of a Sports Talk Show on Cable 3 as well as color commentator for the Washington High School football games. From 1976 until the mid ’90s, he and his wife, Dr. Marian Ream, formed Universal Learning Corporation and developed schools in Korea, Philippines and South America for Westinghouse and Bechtel Corporation. He and his wife traveled extensively around the world for several years. Dr. Ream was a charter member of Allenberry Swim Club, Boiling Springs, where he and his family spent 14 summers. While there, he and his wife earned their private pilots license. Dr. Ream and his wife retired to Jensen Beach, Fla., in 1992, where he became a Florida Supreme Court mediator, was past president of the Condo Association at Island Dunes and was a volunteer at Victory Children’s Home in Port St. Lucie. There will be no public visitation and services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, Pa. S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Condolences may be sent to the family at 67 LeMoyne Ave., Washington, Pa. 15301.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Donnell House, c/o Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Ave., Washington, Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at

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