|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1921|
San Diego County
|Death: ||May 4, 2006|
North Carolina, USA
Obituary that appeared in the Albemarle (Stanley County), NC paper:
Dr. Richard Harding Brewer, 84, of 305 South Gold Branch Road, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Stanly Regional Medical Center. He was born August 12, 1921 in San Diego, CA, son of the late Grace Foncannon Brewer and the late Herbert William Brewer. The memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at Matthews United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church, following the service.
Memorials may be made to Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 South Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105, or Dr. Richard H. Brewer Honorary Endowed Scholarship, Pfeiffer University, c/o Advancement Office, PO Box 960,Misenheimer, NC 28109. Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is in charge of
arrangements. The full obituary may be accessed online at
http://www.hartsellfh.com/. Condolences to the family may also be recorded at the same website.
Obituary that was sent out to Pfeiffer Alumni from Pfeiffer University in Pfeiffer, NC on May 5, 2006:
"It is with extreme sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Richard Brewer, Pfeiffer Professor Emeritus of Music. Dr. Brewer served in various capacities at Pfeiffer during his tenure from 1962-1987. He was director of Choral Music, chairman of the Division of Fine Arts, head of the Music Department and professor of music. Dr. Brewer was well known for an impressive career as an academic and professional musician. He was named Honorary Member of the Pfeiffer Alumni Association in 1966 and was president of the N.C. chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing from 1967-1969.
Dr. Brewer is likely best known for writing the music and lyrics for the Alma Mater "Hail Pfeiffer College" in 1963 and its revision when Pfeiffer became a university in 1996. He took many choral groups on tours throughout the United States and abroad. Pfeiffer faculty and staff remember Dr. Brewer as the man behind making Pfeiffer the great music school it is still known for today. His legacy will continue through his great work and the Dr. Richard H. Brewer Honorary Endowed Scholarship that was established by alumni, friends and family.
Dr. Brewer's survivors include wife Eileen and two children Lynne and Andrew. The family is planning a memorial service at Matthews United Methodist Church in Matthews, N.C. Additional information on these arrangements will be shared when they are available."
In March 2006 the Pfeiffer Alumni Choir Honored Dr. Richard Brewer before his death:
MISENHEIMER - Nearly 110 Pfeiffer alumni returned to Misenheimer March 14 to perform in a special choir directed by Richard Brewer, Professor Emeritus of Music. They sang for a packed house in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel.
The choir presented "A German Requiem," by Johannes Brahms, in recognition of Dr. Brewer, his wife Eileen, and their longtime commitment to Pfeiffer University. Dr. Brewer taught at Pfeiffer for 25 years.
"We sing to honor and thank this special man for enriching our lives with the gift of music," Kay Brewer Yates '75, the group's organizer, wrote in the choir program.
Matthews Historic Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: May 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14191452
Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
Added: Apr. 4, 2013
Thank you Dr. Brewer. You taught me everything I know.|
Added: Oct. 1, 2007
In honor of Dr. Richard Brewer, whose contribution to Pfeiffer's music department was outstanding ... you'll be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace ... a Pfeiffer grad ... |
Kit and Morgan Benson
Added: May. 6, 2006