Forrest Brower

Obituary of Forrest Brower

Forrest A. Brower, 84, of Skillman passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Stonebridge at Montgomery.

Born in Woodmere, NY he was a resident of Skillman for 15 years. He received his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Masters in Hospital Administration from Columbia University. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force during the Korean War. A longtime resident of Glen Ridge New Jersey, Mr. Brower was a hospital administrator for 29 years at East Orange General Hospital, twenty as President and Chief Executive Officer. Following his tenure at East Orange General Hospital, Mr. Brower and his wife moved to Lawrenceville NJ and he served as Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Hospital Association from where he retired in 1996. Upon retirement, Mr. Brower was a Docent at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Over the years, Mr. Brower served as an officer and board member of numerous nonprofit and civic organizations including the Glen Ridge Board of Education; United Methodist Homes; East Orange Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Hospital Association; Greater Essex Hospital Association; Community Health Care of Northern New Jersey; Princeton United Methodist Church; Mercer Medical Center and Capital Health System, among others. His life was guided by his faith, family, friends and love of the arts.

Son of the late Walter and Willa Mae Brower, husband of the late Mary Jo (Coulter) Brower, to whom he was married for 62 loving years, he is survived by his daughter Catherine Zettler, his son Todd Brower, and five grandchildren: Daniel and Jenifer Zettler, and Colin, Brendan and Kellyn Brower.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau St. at Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Princeton United Methodist Church or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.

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