Karl William Bream
Karl William Bream passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born to William and Pauline Bream on September 9, 1933, in Santa Barbara, California. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1951 and was soon drafted into the U.S. Navy where he served his country aboard the heavy attack cruiser the U.S.S. Los Angeles, known as the flagship for the Pacific Fleet. There, Karl saw extensive action in the Korean War. Karl was rated as a medical corpsmen and received numerous commendations and medals during his 4-year term abroad ship. Upon his honorable discharge, Karl returned home to Santa Barbara and attended the local college.
Before his retirement, Karl was employed as a draftsmen for the County of Santa Barbara, and later, as a building and safety inspector up until his retirement in 1988. Karl remained active in the community, working various projects, as a private residential inspector and co-founding the Santa Barbara corvette club in 1962. Karl was a sport enthusiast, and enjoyed was various sports to include Nascar Racing. He developed a passion for gardening, and his green thumb produced his pride and joy- an array of colorful, beautiful orchids.
His family and friends remember his thoughtful, kind-hearted, and giving nature. As such, upon his passing, Karl expressed his need to deliver his profound thanks to his long time physician, Dr. M. Bernstein, his home care nurses, his neighbors, Joe and Linda, and his good friend Juanita Carter, for all their care and support throughout his life’s journey.
Karl is survived by two sisters, Mary Douglas and Linda Cromer, his son and daughter-in-law, Kristian and Tereza Bream and his daughter, Kori Mang. Karl also leaves behind his three granddaughters, Meghan Rowe, Kylie Mang and Emily Bream, and many nieces, nephews and life-long friends.
Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.