Ronald W. Brewer, 70

OCT. 19, 1941-JULY 1, 2012

July 12, 2012
  • Brewer

Ronald Wayne Brewer, age 70, of Westminster, Md., died Wednesday evening July 11, 2012, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 19, 1941, in Westminster, he was the son of the late Guy Leroy Brewer Sr. and Kathryn Thomas Brewer. He was the husband of Lynette Spickler Brewer, his wife of 38 years.

He was employed with Washington National Insurance for 20 years, prior to becoming sales manager for Bohn Pontiac for 20 years, earning numerous awards. He presently was serving as judge of the Orphans Court of Carroll County, Md.

In past years, he was an active Jaycee. He started a basketball Little League and coached one of the teams. He served as president of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee, was a past president of the Westminster Lions Club, and was awarded Lion of the Year in 2007. He was recently honored with the Melvin Jones Award, the Lions Club's highest honor. He was very involved with Westminster Fall Fest, and was honored as Outstanding Volunteer by Westminster Recreation and Parks. He enjoyed being part of the Brewer Brothers Annual Pig Roast. He volunteered for the Historical Society of Carroll County and the Carroll County Arts Council. He served as a staff sergeant in the Army Reserves, was a member of the Church of the Open Door, and a graduate of Westminster High School in 1960.

In his spare time, he enjoyed family, friends, traveling and community involvement.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter, Debbie Weishaar and husband, Bill, and daughter, Shelli Desmond; grandchildren, Jimmy Weishaar and wife, Katie, Johnny, Derek and Ryan Weishaar, Maggie and T.J. Desmond, Brad Utz, Jenni Utz Leppert and husband, Jeff, and Julie Caple and husband, Joel; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Utz, Tyler Leppert, Cheyenne Caple and Raiden Weishaar; brothers, Kenneth T. Brewer and wife, Ann, of Palestine, Texas, Guy L. Brewer Jr. and wife, Doris, of Silver Run, Md., Earle H. Brewer of Littlestown, Pa., Richard L. Brewer, Marvin J. Brewer and wife, Linda, Dean A. Brewer and wife, Roxanne, Eugene D. Brewer and wife, Renee, and Mark L. Brewer and wife, Laurie; sisters, Donna Rickell Green, Dolly A. Long and husband, Lee, all of Westminster; and brothers-in-law, Jerry and David Spickler of Hagerstown; sisters-in-law, Chris Dick of Smithsburg and Mary Lou Weller of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sister, Millie Brewer; and sister-in-law, Sharon Brewer.

Family will receive friends at the Church of the Open Door, 550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157, Monday, July 16, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, 10 a.m. until time of service.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Open Door, with the Rev. Dr. Norris Belcher and the Rev. Richard Holbrook officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Westminster Lions Club, P.O. Box 246, Westminster, MD 21158 or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral arrangements are by Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services.

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