Robert E. Brewer

November 15, 1928March 16, 2018

Robert E. Brewer, PhD, 89, of Cary and formerly of Crystal Lake passed away March 16, 2018. He was born November 15, 1928 in Chicago to Cecil and Johanna (Harms) Brewer. Robert was a Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean at DePaul University. He is survived by his daughter, Christine Brewer; his sister, Margaret “Peggy” Kingsley; and loving step-family. There will be a visitation from 12pm to 1pm on Wednesday, March 21 at First Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. There will be a memorial service at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at Online condolences may be made at


  • Christine Brewer, Daughter
  • Margaret "Peggy" Kingsley, Sister
  • Cecil Brewer, Father
  • Johanna (Harms) Brewer, Mother


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Robert E. Brewer

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Meryl Pomerantz

March 21, 2018

We always cherished the time we got to spend with your dad. He welcomed us as family and was such an interesting person to have a discussion with. We will remember him fondly.
We wish you and your family all the best.
Meryl and Joel

Robert Tracy

March 20, 2018

Bob was one of my favorite people in the Psychology Department at DePaul. He was practically always Cheerful and Upbeat, positive despite any adverse circumstances. He was always ready to go for a lunch with stories about his daughter or Social Psychology.

Constantine Georgakis

March 20, 2018

I will always remember Robert as a kind, considerate, thoughtful, a good listener, and fair minded colleague . May his memory be eternal. Constantine Georgakis, Emeritus Faculty, Department of Mathematics, DePaul University.