Mary Brower

Obituary of Mary Brower

Mary Jo Brower, 83, of Montgomery Township died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Athens, Ohio, she graduated Withrow High School in Cincinnati. While attending Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, she met the love of her life, Pete, whom she married in 1951. Upon graduation in 1952, they spent two years in Japan where Mary Jo taught conversational English to Japanese students in Tokyo. Upon returning to the states, she lived in New Jersey in East Orange, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Lawrenceville and Montgomery Township. She was a former member of the Montclair Junior League, Montclair Golf Club, the Orange Lawn Tennis Club, and the Nassau Club of Princeton. She was a long time member of Calvary Methodist Church in East Orange and served in various positions. She served as Administrative Assistant for The Art Center of New Jersey in East Orange, also served on the Board of Directors for the Glen Ridge Chapter of the American Red Cross. She chaired various committees at the Princeton United Methodist Church. Daughter of the late Charles Melvin and Mary (Lovell) Coulter, she is survived by her husband Forrest A. Brower of Montgomery Township, a daughter and son-in-law Catherine Lee and John Zettler of Doylestown, PA, a son and daughter-in-law Todd C. and Wendy (Granberg) Brower of East Hanover, a sister Margaret Sauerhoff of New Canaan, CT, and five grandchildren: Daniel and Jennifer Zettler; and Colin, Brendan, and Kellyn Brower. Mary Jo will be remembered for her sense of humor, service to the community, love of music, friends, family and God. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau St. at Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Burial will be private in Princeton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ 08542 or The National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 116931, Atlanta, GA 30368. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Fune
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