Beverly M. Brumm
July 3, 1937 - December 3, 2013
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BEVERLY M. BRUMM
Ms. Beverly Brumm, of Riverview Trail Road in Fredonia, formerly of New Paltz, NY, passed away at Milan Estates in Saukville early Tuesday morning, December 3, 2013, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 76 years old. Beverly was born in Milwaukee on July 3, 1937, daughter of Arnold and Florence Swanson Brumm. She graduated from Divine Savior High School and went on to earn her BA in English from Webster College, MFA in directing from Yale University and finally her PhD in Drama from New York University. Beverly resided in New Paltz, NY 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 and Robert (Karen) Brumm of Pigeon Forge, TN 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 10 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, December 10th from 5-9PM at Harvey's Central Grille, 1340 W. Town Square Road in Mequon. A special Memory Sharing will take place at 7PM. Inl lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Beverly Brumm Scholarship at SUNY New Paltz Theatre Department, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY, 12561. ... Read More


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Tue, December 10, 2013
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Harvey's Central Grille
1340 W. Town Sqaure Raod
Mequon, Wisconsin


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Tue, December 10, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Harvey's Central Grille
1340 W. Town Square Road
Mequon, Wisconsin


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Suzy
Apr 18, 2014

Bev took risks and had fun ! She improved and her very first improv class session back in 1980 or 81. Change my life ! gave me confidence and joy and a career or two. YOU LIVE ON thank you !

Katherine M. Restaino
Mar 14, 2014

Beverly and I first met at Mercy College where we were both on the faculty. Later we connected again at Good Counsel College, later known as The College of White Plains. She was an inspiration to her students and a mains... more

Mar 14, 2014
Beverly and I first met at Mercy College where we were both on the faculty. Later we connected again at Good Counsel College, later known as The College of White Plains. She was an inspiration to her students and a mainstay for me. May she rest in peace. Katherine M. Restaino

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Christopher Turnquist SUNY Theatre Arts 1984
Dec 10, 2013

Bev was an amazing, inspiring teacher. When I heard from Joe Paparone and Frank Kraat that she had passed the other day I was very sad, but all the memories of Bev flooded back. I remembered being an 18 year old again in... more

Dec 10, 2013
Bev was an amazing, inspiring teacher. When I heard from Joe Paparone and Frank Kraat that she had passed the other day I was very sad, but all the memories of Bev flooded back. I remembered being an 18 year old again in Bev's World Drama I class. I must have looked like a deer in the headlights of a car to her, as she kindly took me aside after class and talked to me, and made me feel good about myself and my 'need' to be in the theatre. She developed a life long love affair with the Theatre in so many of us at New Paltz, and was instrumental in 'creating' so many talented actors, designers and technicians. She also made us 'READ the PLAY' a mantra of hers-especially to us techies! Bev scared you at times in a good way that made you think. Bev, Thank you for everything and for being there for me during the most amazing four years of my college life. With sincere condolences to the Brumm family.

Christopher Turnquist SUNY Theatre Arts 1984
Carolyn S.
Dec 10, 2013

Bev Thanks for your honesty and the richness you brought to our conversations. Wish I meet you sooner, but no regrets. (Sister Warrior Group)

terry strother
Dec 8, 2013

I loved you Bev for your passion, your courage, your intellect and your dogged pursuit of all things true and beautiful. I will never forget, though "love is rare and life is strange..." My condolences to your beloved f... more

Dec 8, 2013
I loved you Bev for your passion, your courage, your intellect and your dogged pursuit of all things true and beautiful. I will never forget, though "love is rare and life is strange..." My condolences to your beloved family and circle of treasured friends.

terry strother
victoria L
Dec 6, 2013

Dear Bev; I want to thank you for being a passionate teacher. You were my favorite if not the most demanding teacher that I ever had at college. I will always cherish the memories I have of you. I am blessed to have know... more

Dec 6, 2013
Dear Bev; I want to thank you for being a passionate teacher. You were my favorite if not the most demanding teacher that I ever had at college. I will always cherish the memories I have of you. I am blessed to have known you!

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