Walter B. Brewer, Jr.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter B Brewer, Jr. who passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on November 23, 2019 at the age of 101. His death was a result of complications from a fall off his bicycle. Walt was born on July 8, 1918 in Framingham, Massachusetts to Walter B. Brewer, Sr. and Sarah Fletcher Brewer.
Raised on the family farm, Walt learned his work ethic at an early age. As an MIT graduate, he became an aerospace engineer working at Curtis Wright, where he met his first wife, Beth L Sisson. They were married December 1945 and lived in Buffalo, NY, where their children, David and Nancy were born.
Walt's job took him to many places, finally ending up in California, working there until his retirement. In retirement, Walt loved to tinker and restore old cars. Several of his cars have been used in movies. Walt could fix anything and invented many gadgets to make life easier.
After the passing of his wife Beth, he met and married Joan Russ. Walt and Joan lived several years in California and Oregon before moving permanently to Lockport, NY. Walt loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, passing down his knowledge, work ethic and love.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents and first wife. Survived by his son, David (Chris); and his daughter, Nancy (JEB) Burbott; grandchildren, Jim and Dan Burbott, Kyle (Micaela) and Caitlin Brewer; his great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Lily and Parker Brewer; and Walt's wife, Joan Brewer.
Walt was a remarkable man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, November 30th at 11 AM in Mount Oliver Lutheran Church, 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport, with a reception immediately following at the church, all are welcome. His ashes will be interred at a later date in San Diego, California.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to The Dale Assoc., attn: Development at 33 Ontario St., Lockport, NY 14094. Visit
Published on November 26, 2019


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Janice Tackett Lyle
Dec 04, 2019
I worked with Walt in California. He was an inspiration to us all. Walt provided one of his antique cars as my transportation from my wedding. He will be missed.
The Smiths
Nov 27, 2019
We are honored to be Walt and Joan's neighbors. Nicest neighbors ever! Loved Walt's sense of humor especially at Halloween when he came trick or treating to our house with a mask on - I think he was 99 years old then!! He would love to come over and see our Halloween displays!

The neighborhood will not be the same. We will miss Walt terribly.

Love The Smith Family
Albert McFadyen
Nov 26, 2019
Thank you, Walt, for being a wonderful part of my life. May Our Lord raise you up as on the Wings Of Eagles. You will be missed and never forgotten.