David Reamer

David Lanthan Reamer

1974 - 2021

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David Lanthan Reamer, born 02 November 1974, passed from this world on the evening of 21 February 2021 following a recent diagnosis of late stage pancreatic cancer. David was born and raised in New Jersey where he attended Seton Hall Preparatory School. At the University of Delaware he studied photography and literature, and spent his summers at the beaches of that state where the family had vacationed in his childhood. David remained an east coast boy at heart despite living on the west coast for over 25 years - first in Northern California and later in Portland, Oregon where he married and built a career. As a fixture in the Portland culinary arts scene, David transitioned from cook to food photographer, providing the best restaurants and purveyors in the area with stunning images for advertising, publicity, and cookbooks. The beauty of David’s photography was rooted in its authenticity; genuine food presentation, natural light, and candid subjects characterized his style. That same authenticity defined David’s character and attracted a large community of friends and admirers who were drawn to his no-nonsense commentary on life, his thoughtfulness, and passion for his interests. David found great joy in collecting curios of all sorts. He never missed an opportunity to browse a thrift store or estate sale where he amassed a beloved collection of vintage cookware, pop artifacts, and the countless vinyl records of all genres that reflected his lifelong love of music. David is survived by the love of his life and wife of eight years Meredith Rizzari, his parents Robert and Joan, his brothers Adam and Justin, Oliver the dog, and Penny the cat. To honor his love for animals, the family is encouraging donations to the Pixie Project in David’s name. https://pixieproject.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html
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Celebration of David's Life

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, March 5, 2021
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Chapel
6705 SE 14th Ave.
Portland, Oregon, United States
COVID Restrictions: 25 people or less at a time