Hans J. Breme, 82, passed away at Penn Princeton Hospital on Wednesday, August 22. He suffered from long-term health issues including cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. He was born on May 18, 1936 in Erfurt, Germany and became a US citizen in 1962.Hans worked at the Western Electric Corporate Education Center in Hopewell, NJ. Hans spent most of his career in research and consulting as an engineer with Western Electric, Lucent, and AT&T. His numerous contributions included the development and implementation of advanced communications systems.
Hans lived in Princeton for over 50 years where he enjoyed auditing courses at Princeton University and attending the University’s many public lectures and programs. He also enjoyed the cultural life of Princeton including performances by NJSO and programs at McCarter Theater. He was a member of CWW House Four. His extensive travels took him to six of the seven continents. Those who had the privilege of knowing Hans will remember him for his love of discussion, penetrating intellect, and personal warmth. He is survived by his beloved partner Beverly Kestenis, dear relatives, and numerous friends from around the world. There is no memorial service at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
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