Carl Vincent Ream

September 24, 1955 - April 30, 2020

Carl Vincent Ream, 64, a resident of Naples, FL for the past 22 years passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Naples, FL. He was born September 24, 1955 in Urbana, OH to Richard and Lois (Pfaff) Ream, now deceased.

Carl was a spiritual person, raised in the Catholic community. He was the most community oriented person you ever met. Whether it was his grandson calling him “Peepaw”, his nephews calling him “Uncle Weenie”, or most people just calling him “friend”. Carl was a proponent of education and was always pushing his kids harder; the older two both have advanced degrees in their fields while Kasie has recently begun her college career. Carl was never at Thanksgiving because the biggest satisfaction in life was his role in feeding several hundred individuals at the Immokalee Friendship House and he could always be found finding opportunities to feed others wherever he could. Whether it was as a grocery store bag boy, manager, or distributor, feeding others was always his goal. 

He is survived by three loving children, Tara Moser, husband Geoffrey and grandson Bryce of Cape Coral, FL; Gregory Ream of Cape Coral, FL; and, Kasie Ream of Naples, FL; two sisters, Julie Brazzell of Norfolk, VA; and Rachael Ream, husband Matthew Simmons of Bend, OR; three nieces and two nephews; as well as four great nieces and two great nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Carl Vincent Ream are suggested to The Friendship House, 602 Main St., Immokalee, FL 34142 or Pawsitive Kid’s Camp, 3723 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Phil Gossman May 2, 2020 at 10:20 am

    My deepest condolences to Carl’s family. I was lucky enough to have known Carl since our Kroger days back in Ohio in the ’80s. We were able to visit several times after he moved South. Carl was the touchstone for my daughter when she moved to Naples a few years ago.I have never known a more passionate and loving human being. He was 100% all about his kids. Kasie made him feel young again even when his body was scoffing at him. My heart aches, but he is receiving his just reward for a life well lived. Rest in Peace, my dear friend.

  2. Shane Brazzell May 2, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Beautifully written and the perfect description. I will miss Uncle Weenie very much.

  3. Alan Pfaff May 2, 2020 at 10:46 am

    We’re going to miss you cousin.

  4. Jeri Hurckes May 2, 2020 at 10:57 am

    RiP 🙏

  5. Jeri Hurckes May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Carl was such a giver and loving person. 👍🙏

  6. Sara Anderson Schiffer May 2, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I went to school with Carl and reconnected with him about 10 years ago thru Facebook. I am so grateful. He touched my life in so many ways as he did with everyone he met. Thank you Carl. You will be missed.
    Will be praying for peace and comfort for all of your family. God Bless

  7. Vicki Wansley May 2, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    This world without Carl Ream is unimaginable. He was a soul humanitarian to so many, friend to me and the closest thing to a brother I ever knew. You will be missed on this plane but rest assured we will meet again…I have faith🙏
    To his family I offer my heart felt condolences. He was a key player in all of your lives and loved each and every one of you dearly.

  8. B Evans May 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Good man, he’s going to be missed by all that knew him. R.I.P. Fuzzy.

  9. Janet May 2, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Blessings love and light to the family. Carl will be missed. He was a good friend and on the same spiritual path as am I. God bless 🙏💖😇🌀

  10. Sally Davis Engle May 2, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Carl was such an extraordinary force for good in this world. He was so very loving and kind, gentle and wise, strong and caring. These traits led him to feed the world in as many ways as he could, whether it was dressing as Santa and gathering volunteers to help families through hard times, helping feed and clothe a small family, or gather donations and volunteers to give those in need a full Thanksgiving dinner, or doing his job so well to help farmers get their food to people.
    Carl loved his family above all else. I heard many wonderful stories. I was so happy to get to know Kasie when she was here on different visits and talk to her occasionally on the phone.
    Carl, you brought me out of a dark place in my life and showed me there was still beautiful light. You are very much missed and so very loved.
    My prayers and love are with your family, that they might find peace, comfort, and strength.

  11. Tamara Randolph May 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I’m so shocked and saddened to hear of Carl’s passing. I’m his neighbor and pet sitter. I have sat for his pets for many years. I adore Ernie & Hemingway. Carl is such a nice and kind person. I just spoke with him last week. I’m so sorry for his children and family. He will be greatly missed. Can someone let me know how Ern and Hem are doing please. Thank you. 💕🐾

  12. David Federle May 3, 2020 at 12:43 am

    My deep condolences to all of Carl’s family and loved ones. He was a sweet, honorable, generous and wonderful man and we have truly lost one of the good ones. He will be sorely missed, but his spirit will forever have a place in all of our hearts. RIP Amigo, you are at peace now.

  13. David Bodner May 3, 2020 at 11:44 am

    My prayers and sympathy for the family and friends of Carl Ream. I haven’t seen Carl for thirty years but was fortunate to connect on FaceBook a few years ago. I first met Carl when I was a Kroger Store Manager in Urbana Ohio in the early 70’s. He was in high school and impressed me so much with his positive, can do attitude and had a special way of connecting to people. A few years later we worked together at the Westerville Kroger and again in the late 80’s at Kroger’s Florida Choice Stores. Carl will understandably be missed by all. There are few people as caring and thoughtful as the man young Carl became.

  14. LINVILLE CASTO May 3, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    i remember carl since St. mary’s catholic school in Urbana Ohio

  15. Cindy Raulerson May 3, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    A beautiful person inside and out. I will miss him. He always had uplifting words when I was down. He was a special friend.

  16. Sabrina Dieter May 3, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Carl you are beautiful! I adore you!

  17. David Torsell May 4, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    So sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. We worked many crew hours building sets and props for the UHS plays. He was a kind and gentle soul who will leave a void in our lives. My condolences to his family; he will be missed. Blessings to you old friend.

  18. Eileen Moore May 4, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Carl was such a kind soul. I had the pleasure of knowing him when I worked for Kroger in the Vero Beach office. He always made me laugh. He would call the office and ask for “The Old Battle axe”. Everyone knew who that was. He got the nickname of “The Scandanavian Love God”. We really got a kick out of that one. He was one in a million. He will be missed by so many. I feel truly blessed to have know him. Rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again. My condolences go out to his family. God Bless

  19. Gina May 4, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Through Kasie I met Carl. We have been a team for 10 years. Coffee dates on Sundays , Birthdays and Holidays Carl was a Champion for his daughter. Bragged about his kids constantly! He filled his heart by making people feel special and loved. Miss you Carl. See you on the other side 🌈 PEACE. ✌️

  20. Ericka May 5, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Carl was the kindest person I have ever known. He made such an positive impact wherever he went. There is a large void in the world now. I will always remember his smile when he spoke about his children.

  21. Tammy May 5, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Carl was a nice person who loved his kids and will be missed. God bless and prayers for the family..

  22. Kathie Fleming May 6, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I knew Carl though work, he was the nicest man, would always to out of his way to say hello, he will truly be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him. Rest in Peace Friend. Kathie( Produce Inspector)

  23. Martha Parcels May 6, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Julie and Rachel and Carl’s family,
    I am so sorry to read of Carl’s passing. Remembering the good times with your mom and dad. Hope these precious memories give you much comfort during this difficult time.

  24. Gino Tarquinio May 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Carl’s passing, My sympathy to the family . Off and on have done business with him the past 15 years and will miss him. Another good guy from the north that transplanted to Florida . One highlight i will always remember he took me to football game a few years ago in Miami , yes the Steelers and Dolphins, classic game. Rest in peace my friend .

  25. Jeff DeRushia May 6, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. We worked together in North Fort Myers opening a new SuperX Food and Drugs (a Kroger affiliate) 36 years ago. Although Carl was my boss, I always felt more like his little brother. Just out of college and new to the grocery business I learned a lot from Carl in the few years we worked together. He always seemed to value my opinion even though I was just a rookie Co-Manager. I lost touch with Carl when we moved back to Northern Michigan, but thought of him often over the years. He is missed. Rest well my old friend.

  26. REBECCA RUDOLPH May 7, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    I am in shock. Carl and I Spoke on the phone often. I am not sure what happened but he will be truly missed. We grew up together and he was one of my deepest friends. My prayers and sympathies go to his kids and please know, your father was one of the greatest men I know.

    Rebecca Rudolph

  27. Ana M Rabel May 11, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Carl was a dear friend, a kind soul. I miss him terribly and I would like to send my love to his family, specially Kasie.

  28. Susan Domenick May 17, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Susan Domenick
    I was so unbelievably saddened and shocked when I heard about Carl’s passing. It is such a loss to so many. I had the good fortune of meeting Carl some 26 years ago during Hurricane Andrew. He had helped get me through a very sad time in my life with his compassion and wisdom. Carl’s crazy, sometimes a little twisted, sense of humor would always bring a smile and some laughs. He was just an amazing man, so very generous and passionate about what he believed in. My heart so breaks for his family who he just adored. He was very proud of them all and loved to talk about all of their accomplishments. Carl has been a dear and special friend and there will always be a piece of him in my heart. ❤ He will truly be missed and never forgotten for all those who loved him. Till we meet again

  29. David Rains Slanie Aug 8, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Carl was a dear friend, A man whom believed in me when I did not believe in myself. To the speed of light & EARTHEART Carl thank you for you.

  30. David Rains Slanie -305.747.8891 Aug 8, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Carl, you believed in me when I did not believe in myself.

    I know you are on an amazing journey.

    To the speed of light


    I would appreciate one of his children to call me. I have a few questions.

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