John F. Brewer, 85

OCT. 1, 1927-DEC. 14, 2012

December 16, 2012

John Francis Brewer, 85, of Braddock Heights, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

He was the husband of the late Barbara Huff Brewer, who died March 8, 2003.

Born Oct. 1, 1927, in West Orange, N.J., he was the son of the late Allen F. and Ayame Brewer.

John served in the U.S. Navy during  World War II.

He was a graduate of University of Kentucky.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a microbiologist at Fort Detrick, Frederick.

He was a member of the Lions Club, American Legion Funkstown and the VFW Frederick.

He was of the Episcopalian faith.

Surviving are his children, John F. Brewer Jr., Theodore K. Brewer, Douglas S. Brewer and Thomas G. Brewer; granddaughter, Stanzi Brewer Sanchez; and great-grandson, Damion Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by a son, James K. Brewer.

Services and interment will be private.

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