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David Edward Brezler II

November 10, 1952July 10, 2020

David Edward Brezler II passed from this life and into the arms of his Heavenly Father on July 10,2020. David was born into a military family in Wichita Falls, Texas on November 10, 1952. He spent memorable years in Japan as a toddler and carried a love of the culture throughout his life. He grew up first born of four and went to schools in Washington and Frederick Counties of Maryland.

In 1971, David graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, MD. He then studied at St. Leo University. David proudly served his country by enlisting in the Navy where he served in the Mediterranean during the Viet Nam War and was stationed in Norfolk, VA.

In 1975, David married his first wife, Deb, who he adored. They began their lives together in Virginia and were quickly joined by four children by 1980. In 1990, they moved to Maine with the dream of opening a bed and breakfast. David worked various types of jobs ranging from mechanics to administration. He worked hard, sometimes juggling 2 and 3 jobs at a time. He and Deb loved having “adopted” neighborhood kids and extended family members in their home often. In 2012, after four years of battling various health complications, David’s wife, Deb passed.

In 2013, David met, fell in love again, and married his second wife, Tammy. From a young age, David was a train enthusiast, an interest he shared not only with his mother, but also with Tammy. He could often be seen sporting an engineer’s hat. In recent years, he and Tammy founded and co-owned a small business, Treasured Memories Depot. It had been a dream of David’s to own his own business. He wanted to take memorable photos of people and places and to create gifts and keepsakes for their families. They sold their creations and treasures online and at local events.

David was a patient, humble, and quiet man. He enjoyed talking about his faith in Jesus, politics, computers, and anything trains. Once you got him started, you would have entertaining conversation for hours. One of his most obvious qualities was his sense of humor. David loved to laugh and make others laugh. He accomplished many dreams and blessed those around him. He loved unconditionally in all relationships: as son, big brother, beloved husband twice, father, uncle, grandfather, son-in-law, and friend.

David is survived by his wife Tammy; children Dana Powell (Mark), Andre Brezler, Jason Brezler (Jessica), Teresa Little (Leroy); grandchildren Jared, Kandice, Avery, Caleb, Kirsten, Lillian, Jack, Raquel, Treyvon, Serenity, Arnold, Constance; siblings Randy (Julie), Laura Grimes, Chris (Katie) and numerous nieces and nephews, loving in-laws Kaye & Bob Thompson. David was preceded in death by his first wife, Debra, his brother Robert Carroll Brezler, his father David Edward Brezler, and his mother Sylvia Dolores Rhodes (Brezler/Fogle).

“Daddy (God) has blessed me. I am His beloved” “Choo-Choo” "WOWWW"

Celebration of Life service will be held at Keeley’s Banquet Center (178 Warren Ave., Portland, Maine 04103), Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (service begins at 2:00 pm, and officiated by Pastor Jim Pearson.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely, Nevada.


  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, July 26, 2020


David Edward Brezler II

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Darlene Nardone

July 26, 2020

Dear Brezler Family. Today I attended Dave's Memorial Service. I worked with him at the Passport Center. I didn't get to meet to many of you, but I just wanted to say that it was a beautiful memorial in his honor. I didn't really get to know Dave too well, but after learning about his life as a brother, husband, father, service man, friend and a Man Of God, to all of you, I wish I had gotten to know him better. He certainly has left a wonderful legacy and loving memories for you to keep in your hearts. May God Bless you all and Comfort you in the coming days. Sincerely Darlene Nardone

Stacey Gravel

July 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with David (and Tammy) for a few years. He was such a nice man and he will be dearly missed. He fought hard. RIP David.

Susan Powers

July 24, 2020

David you will be greatly missed! Will see you again one day!

Sandra Priano

July 21, 2020

Peace and strength to you and the family during this difficult time.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
My memory of David is being at work (and then later when we could only do text messages), having him reply "Toot Toot" to my "Hey Choo Choo!". It always lifted my spirits when we did our little ritual. It didn't matter if it was 1st thing in the morning or later in the day when our paths connected, he was always willing, even if/when I needed to hear an extra "Toot Toot" during the day. He will be missed, not because of "Toot Toot", but because he was kind, caring and considerate.
Blessings, Sandy <3 ;(

Eva Dellinger

July 21, 2020

I'm glad to have spent some time with David, although only briefly. My condolences to his family and friends (especially Tammy), who must miss him terribly.

Laura Grimes

July 20, 2020

Only saying so long for now my sweet brother, for we will all be reunited quicker than we realize. You gave your best and the evidence of that shines from your children and Tammy! I bet it is such a relief to be in complete happiness, no burdens, and no more discomfort!

Love your little sis, Laura

You better be watching over us and I expect hauntings! LOL

sema pratt

July 20, 2020

So sorry Tammy for your loss. He loved you very much and you made him very happy. I know his kids and grand children will sure miss there daddy and opa. Know that he is no longer in pain and is with Jesus.

Nancy Viel

July 19, 2020

I am so very sorry for loss. May God bless you & keep you safe.

Karla Cooper

July 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss, blessed to have known such a kind man. After talking about food one day at work, I told David that I hated pickled eggs, but I had never tried them. He said I would like the ones he made...so I relented and tried them, he was right! I will not, however, be trying the scrapple that he enjoyed. ;) Fun to talk with, always. He will be missed. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends. Choo choo.

Tammy Brezler

July 19, 2020

Oh my dear, sweet, loving, patient treasure...I miss you so very much. Thank you for giving me the privilege to share your life and your family. I am blessed because of you; but I feel your absence extremely. I am thankful for hearing your final words spoken, "Wowww! Wowww!" I don't exactly know who or what you were seeing; but I believe I know Who you saw. I love you... to the moon and back my dear beloved. Until we meet again, please watch over me; continue to be my keel and the wind in my sails simultaneously. I cannot say good bye...XOX your wife...