Dorothy Skerritt Brewer, 99, of Syracuse, died of natural causes January 9 at The Commons in Auburn. She was born September 2, 1916 in Syracuse, the daughter of Judge Harry Huse and Rena Barry Skerritt. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1938 as a member of Alpha Phi Sorority and with a major in Home Economics. She married Dr. David Wyman Brewer, Sr. in 1939 in Syracuse and encouraged him for over 37 years in his active medical practice in ear, nose and throat. Their loving marriage for 65 years was a great example to their family and friends.
Dory was active in The Portfolio Club and was a member of Eastern Hills Bible Church in Manlius. She deeply loved her Savior, Jesus Christ and lived out her faith through her loving encouragement of all she met and her steadfast prayers for all her family members.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Theodore and Ruth Brewer of Simi Valley, CA; her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Edwin Conta of Portland, OR; her God-daughter, Ellen Cate Bachman and her husband Steven, of Philadelphia, PA; her sister in law, Marie T. Skerritt of Albany, NY; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dory was predeceased by her brother, Harry H. Skerritt, Jr. (1928), her brother, Theodore B. Skerritt (2014), her son, Dr. David W. Brewer, Jr. (1996) and her husband, Dr. David W. Brewer, Sr. (2005).
Tax-deductible donations in memory of Dory Brewer may be made to New Peace Network, Inc. at www.newpeace.net to help financially challenged individuals, couples, families and church leaders to receive biblically based peacemaking through conflict coaching and mediation.
A private burial will be held at a future date at the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.
To express condolences please visit fairchildmeech.com
Date of Death: January 9, 2016
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, 2016
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