October 3, 1961 ~ May 9, 2020

Born in: Youngstown, OH
Resided in: Westminster, CO

David Scott Brammer, 58, of Westminster, Colorado passed away on May 9, 2020. Born on October 3, 1961 in Youngstown, Ohio he was the beloved husband of Joanne (Herlihy) Brammer, the treasured son of Dora (Brock) Brammer and the late Donald E. Brammer, the cherished brother of Donn, Diane (Rees) and Douglas Brammer. He was the uncle of Kristine, Jamie, Michael, Jordan, Justin, Marlena and Andreus and the great uncle of Miles and Mason. He was a dearly loved son-in-law to William F. and Christina F. Herlihy, and of Christine P. Herlihy who predeceased him, and brother-in-law to Shannon and Albert Labozzo and uncle of A.J. and Katie Ann. In addition, he is survived by his aunt Helen Schilling, whom the family refers to as David’s second mother, and many dear cousins in Florida and Ohio. He is also greatly missed by his cats, Winston Churchill Brammer and Sheeta, and his horse Moon.

David grew up in Plantation, Florida. He was a graduate of Plantation High School and was a valued member of their cross country team and an active member of Parkway Christian Church where he sang in the youth choir and participated in Chi Rho and CYF, the latter at which he served as president during his senior year of high school. He enjoyed going to the beach and playing basketball at the local Elks Club, and he especially enjoyed playing football with his two older brothers in the backyard of their home. David always looked forward to playing in the ‘Brammer Bowl,’ an annual football game that included all family members (even mom!) and featured creative ‘plays’ the likes of which have not been seen before or since. David was a devoted Dolphins fan but became a Broncos fan after meeting Joanne, except when the teams played each other, and for those games David and Joanne enjoyed good natured rivalry.

David graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Management Information Systems. Although David had a great natural gift for and interest in weather forecasting- he was able to predict Atlantic hurricane paths and force with uncanny precision long before and even with modern forecasting systems- and wanted to be a weather forecaster, he discovered that the calculus and trigonometry curriculum requirements for that career path were not his forte. So David began his lifelong career in telecommunications beginning with EDS, traveling the country assisting customers to set up and operate billing platforms and processes as he worked his way up to manager of system development. As those in the telecommunications industry know, the industry has been in seeming constant change in the last thirty years. After David left EDS he was employed as a senior business system analyst in IT or system development positions with MCI Worldcom, Time Warner Telecom, Qualcomm Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente (brief deviations from his telecom background) and Western Union. In 2014, David joined Level 3 Communications, now CenturyLink, and was a project manager for the Strategic Network Expansion department. During his career David was recognized with many awards for his talent in planning, organization, performance and leadership skills.

David met the love of his life Joanne in May, 2011 and after a magical period of romance and adventure they were married on May 25, 2013. Subsequently, they continued their adventure and romance traveling over the years to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France and Hawaii among many other special places. David especially loved Christmas. One of his many joys at Christmas was planning and executing elaborate and wonderful Christmas present treasure hunts for Joanne. They enjoyed every day, every minute, every experience they shared together.

David had an incredibly positive mental attitude and infectious optimism. His work ethic was second-to-none. In everything he did and everyone he interacted with, he was always genuine, caring, thoughtful, kind and generous. Exemplifying character and integrity throughout his life, he was a big-hearted warrior fiercely devoted to his loving wife, family and friends. He brought these qualities, together with courage, grace, faith and hope to face a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. With resolute determination, he beat the disease into remission for 18 months. When the disease unexpectedly returned, David’s heart, mind and spirit were ready for this second battle; then he was called home to Heaven. David will be missed every day and he is loved to infinity and beyond +1.

David’s family wish to express their deep appreciation and thanks to all his doctors, nurses, physical therapists and the medical staffs of the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute and Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver for their care of David and for the support and prayers of family, friends and numerous prayer groups.

Memorial services for David will be held at future dates in Florida and Colorado when gatherings of family, friends and colleagues can be safely arranged. Dates, places and times to be announced.

Donations in honor of David can be made to: First Christian Church, 215 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33409.

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  1. Dear Joanne, I was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Though you may not see him, he will always be by your side….my thoughts and prayers are constantly with you, much love…..

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  2. My heart goes out to you Joanne. May you find some peace in the days to come. My thoughts are with you. Love always. Judy(Wilcox)Doring

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  3. Joanne,
    We are so very sorry that you have lost your soulmate! You know that he is in heaven with your Mom taking care of you from a distance!

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  4. Joanne we send our deepest condolences on your loss. Please know that we are here for you. With much love

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  5. Dear Joanne, Aunt Dee Dee, Skip, Diane and Doug,
    We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. All our love, and God’s grace and peace be with you.

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  6. Dear Joanne,
    Our hearts are broken for your loss of David. There are no words to say that can offer enough comfort. The only thing we have is faith in Jesus and our Lord God. He couldn’t possibly put two people together that love each other so much and never let them be together again.
    I pray that David and your Mom, my beloved Chris, my Dad, Aunt Alice and Uncle Bill and so many others are all together. Surrounded by peace and love from our Lord God that we can not comprehend.
    With our deepest sympathy and love,
    Karen and Bill

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  7. Dee, our deepest and heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. You are, as always in our thoughts.

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  8. Joanne,

    Your many friends from Zonta Club of Denver II send their sincere sympathy and love. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful person, while we didn’t meet in person I feel I know you. David spoke of you so often and with every conversation you were in, the love he had for you came through in such powerful ways, his eyes would light up just at the mention of your name. He will be with you always, of that I am sure.
    We would have early mornings together and he is the person that helped me so much to understand my new job a couple years ago. Even though I only knew him for a couple years he was always very welcoming, since telecommunications was not something I had ever done he was always there to lend a hand when I had questions. We would talk or IM on most days and I will miss that. My sister got breast cancer this past year and he would always ask how she was doing, always thinking of others.
    He was one of a kind, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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  10. Joanne, I recently had the opportunity to work with David and enjoyed each conversation we had. Although I didn’t know David for long, I feel very fortunate to have known him. I send you strength through my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  11. Joanne, I am glad we had the opportunity to meet. David spoke of you all of the time and always with a smile. I know you made a significant difference in his life and made him so happy. I will miss my conversations with him and his advice. He was the friend that would always check in, remember important dates and knew the right thing to say. I will always treasure his friendship and will continue to make hats for the cancer patients at the hospital, in his memory. Please reach out if there is anything I can do for you.

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  12. Joanne, my heart goes out to you and your family. It seems like yesterday that we were talking about your wedding plans, and – even though it was not yesterday – your time together was much too short. May happy memories of David bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.

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  13. It was such a gift and a blessing to have Dave in our lives. He was a very special person in so many ways and will be missed each and every day. He was so optimistic, intelligent and funny. He never thought of himself and you could always count on Dave no matter what. We will miss the many days of the Fish vs. the Bills battles that we enjoyed over the years. We were blessed again when he brought, you, Joanne into our lives. Joanne, we are so sorry. You and David are and will always will be the most amazing couple. Please know that we are always here for you.

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  14. Joanne,
    No words can ever truly express the sorrow I share with you!
    Please know that I am here for you anytime!
    David is always just a thought away and you are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories to keep him near!
    Keep in touch

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