After his retirement, he remained active. He practiced law, acted as a court-appointed mediator, and served on numerous public and private boards and commissions over many years.
Bruewer, a 1940 Hamilton Catholic High School graduate, was an avid golfer and bowler and he and his wife Alida traveled often with friends and family. They also were members of Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield for more than 60 years.
He was also a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Police, The Fairfield Optimist’s Club, and The Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by: his wife of 71 years, Alida (Meriweather); his brother, William; his brother, Theodore; his sister, Catherine; his son, John (Pollie); his daughter, Ann (Schmitt); his daughter, Susan (Locke); his son, Thomas (Amy); his grandchildren, James Bruewer, Elizabeth Walsh (Schmitt), Katherine (Katie) Schmitt, Michelle Bruewer, Grace Locke, Claire (Speirs) Steinmetz, Benjamin Locke, and David Bruewer; and five great-grandchildren, Jack Walsh, Brenna Walsh, Nicholas Bruewer, Henry Bruewer, and Norah Steinmetz.
A Mass of Christian Burial at be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church, 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield with Father Larry Tharp celebrant, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery.