COPAKE FALLS, NY-
Howard Gregory Brewer, 60, of Copake Falls, NY, entered into rest on June 9, 2022.
The son of the late Richard Taylor and Elaine Lenora (Krug) Brewer, Howard was born on December 8, 1961, in New York City.
He was raised in what was Matawan Township, N.J. at the time, is now known as Aberdeen, N.J. Howard also lived in Vero Beach, FL and outside of Orlando, FL.
Howard graduated from Matawan Regional High School, Matawan, N.J.
Howard, known as Greg to family and friends, enjoyed working in the kitchen and setting the table everywhere he lived. He loved to be helpful and kind. He loved food.
In his youth, Greg really enjoyed being in the Matawan High School Band, where he played the trumpet.
Although Greg’s challenges limited his life choices, he was gifted in showing appreciation and giving directions to locations. He always knew where he had been and where he was going.
Survivors include his sister, Melissa (Brewer) Picchini and her husband Renny, their three children Alyssa, Ryan, Anna and their 7 grandchildren, his brother Richard H. Brewer and his sons Jonathan and David, and his brother Rex Brewer and his wife Pamela, and their 6 children.
Besides his parents, Howard was predeceased by his sister-in-law Joyce C. (Kierce) Brewer.
Cremation took place through the care of Simple Choices, Inc. A graveside ceremony will be performed at the family gravesite in Pine Hill Cemetery at a time a date to be determined.
Special thanks to the staff and friends of Newman’s Residence in Copake Falls, for being like Greg’s family and giving him the gift of living life on his own terms.
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