Wayne Thomas Bartram, 64, died May 24, 2010, at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Bartram was born Nov. 9, 1945, son of the late Walter Richard and Eleanor (McCauley) Bartram. He was a lifelong resident of Danbury.

He was a retired carpenter, roofer and sider.

Mr. Bartram was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of several drum corps for many years, playing tenor drum for the Danbury Drum Corps and bass drum for the Connecticut Rebels of '76.

Mr. Bartram led the Germantown Ancients as drum major.

He treasured the pieces of military memorabilia that he acquired through the years.

He loved to cook, collected hundreds of recipes and cookbooks and took pleasure in making special dishes for his friends.

Mr. Bartram will be remembered for his handlebar mustache that he groomed to curl at the ends, his light-hearted sense of humor and his laughter.

Mr. Bartram had been married to Lisa Lynn Bartram.

In addition to Mrs. Bartram, he is survived by two stepchildren, Jonathan Prate, of Florida, and Veronica Prater-Ivey of New Milford; several step-grandchildren; his sisters, Sheila Hislop, and her husband, John, and Kathleen Bartram, of Danbury; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Bartram, of Brookfield, and Guadalupe Bartram; and several nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Walter and Joseph.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.