James R. Brewer

March 7, 1928March 28, 2013

Brewer, James R. age 85 of Kettering passed away Wednesday March 27, 2013 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was preceded in death by his son James R.II and his parents, Phyllis and Raymond Brewer. Survivors include his wife of 39 years Betty; children, David Brewer, Jean (John) Search, Robert (Dee) Dyke, Thomas (Jackie) Dyke, Bill (Kathy) Dyke; a brother, Raymond Brewer; three sisters, Betty Suiters, Janet Blevins, Janice Lofino; grandchildren, Chris Peters, Carrie Coorough, Nikki Brewer, A.J. Brewer, Andrew Dyke, Jena Dyke, Justin Cloyd, Missy McNicol, Morgan Dyke; 9 great grandchildren; special friendsfrom the Bocci Team, Pete Lanasa, Jerry D’Amico and Joe Fanelli. Jim was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran where he played on the Quantico Marine Football Team from 1946-1948. A City of Dayton Fire Fighter for 27 yrs retiring in 1982. He was an avid softball player for many years in the Dayton Area and also enjoyed fishing. Jim was a member of the John Pirelli Lodge #1633 for 30 yrs and was a past president. He was also an avid Bocci Player. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Tuesday April 2, 2013 at Ascension Catholic Church 2025 Woodman Dr. Kettering, Ohio 45420. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 pm Monday at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL 5471 Far Hills Ave at Rahn Rd. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. On line condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Josie & John Marsh

April 2, 2013

Aunt Betty,Tony, & the Brewer Family, Our hearts go out to all of you. Uncle Jim was very special to me because he was my godfather I was so proud of having him in my life, he will be in my prayers and thoughts, as well as you all will be take care. God Bless

April 2, 2013

Dear BettyWe are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He will be remembered by his strength and fortitude in keeping a keen eye to detail in all he undertook and accomplished. May you and your family be comforted by all the good memories and laughter you enjoyed together for so many years.
Love and Prayers,
Joe, Fran and Family

Lisa Russell

April 1, 2013

Dear Betty and Family, I was so saddened to hear about Jims passing. He was a wonderul man with a zest for life like no other I have ever known. I am thankful we were neighbors at the lake, I will cherish those memories always. God Bless you and and RIP Jim.

Gina Papa

April 1, 2013

Dear Betty and Brewer Family - Jim was a "man's man" in every way - strong, smart and determined. It was our pleasure to know such an amazing man for so short a while. His presence will be greatly missed at the Lodge as well as his incredible memory of why, what and how things were done. Our heartfelt sympathy. Jim and Gina Papa

April 1, 2013

Betty and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember such good times with him and Gary (Jug) Justice @ the lake. He will be missed!
Carol Beekman

Douglas Feix

April 1, 2013

Betty, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim always had a good word for us when he was fishing in front of our cottage at the lake. I loved trying to catch more fish than Jim, but rarely did. We are presently in Florida, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug & Mary Lou Feix


April 1, 2013

Betty and family, I was so sad to hear about Jim. I always looked forward to seeing both of you at the bowling alley. You and Jim always made my day brighter! You are in my thoughts. Take care, Jean

Kelle Miller

April 1, 2013

Betty, Bob and I were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a lovely man. Although we only knew Jim for brief time in our lives, we felt blessed to have met him. He had that wonderful ability to make a person feel as if he knew you all his life. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that the two of you will be reunited in heaven.
Love, Kelle Miller

Dan and Doris Lentz

April 1, 2013

Dear Betty, Dan and I just reviewed the pictures posted. Jim always had a smile and a story and we certainly benfited from both! We are so sorry for your loss of him and send wishes for peace and comfort in his sweet memory for you and your family. May God bless all of you.

david musselman

March 31, 2013

Betty and the Brewer Family, I offer my sincere condolences on your loss
of Jim. I grew up just off Xenia Ave. and have known the Brewer family all my life, as did my brothers. I also served on the Fire Department with Jim and spent several years working with him. Great years I must add. Also fished with Jim on trips for salmon. He will remain one of my favorites. Dave Musselman