John E. Brewer, engineer

John Edwin Brewer, a retired computer engineer and artist, died of congestive heart failure May 26 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. He was 73 and had lived in Pasadena.

Born in Atlanta, he served in the Navy from 1960 to 1964. Mr. Brewer then earned an engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He moved to Pasadena and was a Westinghouse Electric Corp. systems analyst from 1966 to 1992 at the Linthicum plant.

At his retirement, he received a Signature Award of Excellence.

Mr. Brewer, who did pencil sketches, attended classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was a member of the Charcoal Club. He was also ham radio operator and enjoyed travel to Lima, Peru.

He was a longtime member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

He moved to Denison, Texas, in 2010.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the American Funeral Services, 4312 W. Crawford St. in Denison.

Survivors include a son, Christian Brewer of Denison; two sisters, Martha Owen and Betty McAfee, both of Georgia; a stepdaughter, Deborah Courville of Pasadena; a stepson, Kenneth Murphy of Pasadena; and three grandchildren. A son, James Henry Brewer, died as an infant nearly 45 years ago. A longtime companion, Judith Murphy, died in 1987.

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