Obituary of David Bromm (1956 – 2021) – Roanoke, Virginia

David Hildreth Bromm

November 12, 1956 – December 16, 2021

David H. Bromm, 65, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at his home in Roanoke, Virginia.

He was the son of Frederick Thornton Bromm and Anne Cassell Bromm. David was born and raised in Roanoke and attended public schools. He graduated from East Carolina University, cum laude, with a degree in finance. He started a career in construction and real estate. David was the owner of Bromm Associates, Inc. construction and part owner of Progress-Rush Realty, Inc. He held a Class A contractor’s license in Virginia and a real estate broker’s license in Virginia and North Carolina.

David enjoyed building houses from start to finish and working with the teams and the various subcontractors involved. He also enjoyed designing buildings as well as artistic painting, especially landscapes and seascapes. Some of his best times were spent with his parents on the Outer Banks, where he enjoyed boating in the sound and the ocean. David also enjoyed sailing and motor boating with his father and with friends at Smith Mountain Lake. He had a good sense of humor and a friendly personality and enjoyed being around other people. David was a cancer survivor who had surgery for mouth and throat cancer more than five years ago. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

David is survived by his mother; his sister, Elizabeth Moore; and his brother, Frederick W. Bromm, both of Roanoke. He is also survived by his first cousins, Hill Cassell of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Mary Cassell of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Dirk Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Roanoke. Online condolences can be shared with family at

Published by Roanoke Times December 26-28, 2021.

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