Charles David Breme passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va. He was surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. David was 73 years old. David was born on September 8, 1944 in Laurel Springs, NJ to Julius "Charles" and Mildred (Carpenter) Breme. He graduated Collingswood High School in 1962 and graduated Farleigh Dickinson University in 1966. David earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School in 1969. During his time at Marquette he met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Stern. They were married September 21, 1968. In 1969, David graduated Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Va. and became a Marine Corps officer. He spent the majority of his career as a prosecutor and judge, ending his career as Provost Marshal, US Marine Corps Base, Quantico in 1990. David became a father on August 23, 1970 when his first son, Christopher Charles Breme, was born and then again with the birth of his second son, Colin David Breme, on July 10, 1978. After the Marine Corps, David entered his second career as the Chief Appeals Examiner for the Virginia Employment Commission where he worked until 2009. In retirement David enjoyed many pastimes. His two favorites being handcrafting exquisite knives for his Breme & Sons Knife Makers business and spending time with his two beautiful granddaughters, Erica Lauren and Hannah Grace. David will be remembered for his quick wit and sarcastic remarks. He was a great storyteller, and his stories will be retold beyond his parting. David's love affair with his wife spanned fifty years. He was her anchor, always giving her the freedom to pursue what she enjoyed and her reality check that kept her grounded. As a father, he laid a foundation of love, counsel, and strength for his sons to thrive and grow, always honoring and cultivating their passions. He was their rock and will forever have their utmost adoration. David has the love, respect, and admiration of so many. His memory will spark a story, a grin and a sadness that his irreverent humor is silent. He will be missed. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The family expresses their gratitude to Mary Washington Hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit for their attentiveness and care. Online guestbook at