George David Brower

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George David Brower, 92, of Roxbury, died July 20, 2019, at Albany Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 3, 1926, to David Butler Brower and Helen Elma Moore in Roxbury.

George graduated from Roxbury Central School and shortly after enlisted in the Navy, where he earned an honorable discharge after a stay at U.S. Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, for rheumatic fever.

He married Julia Herdman on March 30, 1952. They had four children, David Charles, Karen Louise, Linda Lorraine and Jeffery Allen.

He worked as a lab technician at the GE Research and Development Center. He helped develop the MRI and 3D ultrasound and retired from General Electric after 42 years of service.

He enjoyed many creative and artistic hobbies like oil and acrylic painting, woodcarving and building furniture for his home. He created an extensive wood and metal shop, where he loved to spend hours creating beautiful things.

George is survived by his wife, Julia; son, David; daughters, Karen and Linda; grandchildren, Jamie Wells, Kelly Ostrander, Nick Brower and Rachel Brower; and greatgrandchildren Brayden and Chase Wells and Benjamin Ostrander; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; brother, Phil Brower; sisters, Nancy and Joan Brower; and son Jeffery.

Visitation was Friday, July 26, at Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, also at Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Donna Leroy and the Rev. Ralph Darmstadt officiating.

Internment will follow in Yellow Church Cemetery, 383 County Road 41, Roxbury.

Memorial donations may be made to Roxbury Fire Department and Roxbury Methodist Church.

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