Tonawanda News

April 17, 2013

Mary Brewer

The Tonawanda News


Mary (nee Gerken) Brewer, age 86, of Tonawanda, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at DeGraff Skilled Nursing after a brief illness. Born in Orchard Park, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther (nee Kirchgessner) Gerken and had been a resident of the Tonawandas for the greater part of her life. Mrs. Brewer had been employed as a bookkeeper at Niagara Cutter in North Tonawanda for 37 years before retiring in 1991. She was the wife of the late David H. Brewer, who died in 1992.
She is survived by her children, Christina (William) Reece and Richard (Sally) Brewer; her step-children, Joanne Strell, Alan Brewer and Gary (Janet) Brewer; and two brothers, Rev. Theodore Gerken and David (Patricia) Gerken. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There is no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM at St. Francis Chapel on Adam Street in Tonawanda. If desired, memorials to the Erie County S.P.C.A. are preferred by the family.
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