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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

182 W High St, Waynesburg, PA

OBITUARY

James L. Brewer

June 4, 1925November 19, 2019
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James L. Brewer, age 94, of Waynesburg. passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in his home.

He was born June 4, 1925 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Glenn J. and Faye Hickman Brewer.

He was a Washington and Jefferson College and graduated from several savings and loan schools. James was a veteran of World War II. He served in the South Pacific as a ball turret gunner of a B-24 bomber in Army Air Corps 320th Bomb Squadron, known as the “Jolly Rogers.” Following the war, he owned and operated the Double Bridge drive – in restaurant in Waynesburg. On July 25, 1944, he married his wife of 71 years, Jane Stephenson Brewer, who passed away April 26, 2016.

On April 1, 1948, James began working as a teller at First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County. His duties at that time included shoveling coal into the furnace and shoveling snow. He advanced at First Federal, serving as President and Chairman of the Board from 1972 until 1991. He remained Chairman of the Board until January of 2006.

James was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4793 in Waynesburg, and a member of American Legion Post 330 in Waynesburg. He was also a member of Waynesburg Lodge No. 153 Free and Accepted Masons, and the Greene County Country Club.

He was an avid fisherman, and taught that skill to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed oil painting.

Surviving are a daughter, Dayna Brewer McClure (Craig) of Polson MT; a son, Lynn S. Brewer (Vickie) of Waynesburg; 4 grandchildren, Craig S. Brewer (Tedi), Erin McClure (Donny), Jamey Brewer (Sarah Hagedon), and Gavin P. McClure (Angi); 6 great-grandchildren, Bailey Brewer, Blake Brewer, Khali Brewer, Connor McClure, Maggie McClure, and Aengus McClure.; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a brother, Robert L. Brewer and a sister, Marilyn Brewer Eichenlaub.

  • FAMILY

  • Glenn J. Brewer, Father (deceased)
  • Faye Hickman Brewer, Mother (deceased)
  • Jane Stephenson Brewer, Wife (deceased)
  • Dayna McClure (Craig), Daughter
  • Lynn S. Brewer ( Vickie), Son
  • Craig S. Brewer (Tedi), Grandson
  • Erin McClure (Donny), Granddaughter
  • Jamey Brewer (Sarah Hagedon), Grandson
  • Gavin P. McClure (Angi), Grandson
  • Bailey Brewer, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Brewer, Great Grandchild
  • Khali Brewer, Great Grandchild
  • Connor McClure, Great Grandchild
  • Maggie McClure, Great Grandchild
  • Aengus McClure, Great Grandchild
  • Robert L. Brewer, Brother (deceased)
  • Marilyn Brewer Eichenlaub, Sister (deceased)
  • Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matt Stephenson
  • Jed Stephenson
  • Bobby Stephenson
  • Justin Stephenson
  • Paul Stephenson
  • John Mariner

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Masonic Services Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019

Memories

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Anita Albert Lanoy

November 21, 2019

Dana and Lynn. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. He was always such a nice man. He and dad, Eddie, got into some innocent trouble together through the years🤣.
Sending prayers for your Family. God bless you 💕

Albie & Donna Rinehart

November 20, 2019

We (Donna & Albie Rinehart) are sorry to hear of Jim's passing and sorry that we cannot be with you at this time. I, Albie, have many fond memories of growing up in east end/Bridge Street with the Brewer family. A family to be admired and respected. Jim (and his smile) will be missed so so very many.

Albie & Donna Rinehart

Edsel Bryner

November 20, 2019

I have never met Mr. Brewer however, I worked with his son Lynn who was raised and brought up to be a fine and honorable gentleman. May God's blessings be upon the entire Brewer family at this time.
Edsel Bryner

Frederick Roe

November 20, 2019

Dayna , Lynn , Craig and Jamey I want to say I am sorry for the loss of your Father and Grandpap. As everyone who knew him he was a good man whom took time to always to stop by and say hello when he was out at the farm. He enjoyed telling a story and talking about family. Once on a trip out to farm he stopped at the house, I was working in the yard and we talked about plants I mentioned snowball bush and a couple weeks later he stopped by with one he found somewhere. Never did tell him I mowed it off a couple years later. He will be missed. Fred & Kim

Mike Milliken

November 19, 2019

Rest In Peace Mr. Brewer! You had a great ride!! Thank you for your service and being a pillar of the community.

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Biography

James L. Brewer, age 94, of Waynesburg. passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in his home.

He was born June 4, 1925 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Glenn J. and Faye Hickman Brewer.

He was a Washington and Jefferson College and graduated from several savings and loan schools.
James was a veteran of World War II. He served in the South Pacific as a ball turret gunner of a B-24 bomber in Army Air Corps 320th Bomb Squadron, known as the “Jolly Rogers.”

Following the war, he owned and operated the Double Bridge drive – in restaurant in Waynesburg.
On July 25, 1944, he married his wife of 71 years, Jane Stephenson Brewer, who passed away April 26, 2016.

On April 1, 1948, James began working as a teller at First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County. His duties at that time included shoveling coal into the furnace and shoveling snow. He advanced at First Federal, serving as President and Chairman of the Board from 1972 until 1991. He remained Chairman of the Board until January of 2006.

James was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4793 in Waynesburg, and a member of American Legion Post 330 in Waynesburg. He was also a member of Waynesburg Lodge No. 153 Free and Accepted Masons, and the Greene County Country Club.

He was an avid fisherman, and taught that skill to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed oil painting.

Surviving are a daughter, Dayna Brewer McClure (Craig) of Polson MT; a son, Lynn S. Brewer (Vickie) of Waynesburg; 4 grandchildren, Craig S. Brewer (Tedi), Erin McClure (Donny), Jamey Brewer (Sarah Hagedon), and Gavin P. McClure (Angi); 6 great-grandchildren, Bailey Brewer, Blake Brewer, Khali Brewer, Connor McClure, Maggie McClure, and Aengus McClure.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Robert L. Brewer and a sister, Marilyn Brewer Eichenlaub.