Brewer, William Douglas, Capt

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1954-1961, 1021A, Strategic Air Command (SAC)

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Fort Myers, FL

Date of Passing
May 05, 2012
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US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

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MAY 5, 2012

William D. Brewer (Bill), 78, of Fort Myers, Florida died Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at the University of Miami Medical Center in Miami, Florida.

Bill was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 28, 1933 to William Lloyd Brewer and Clara Bailes Brewer. He attended Will Rogers High School and received a BA in Business Management from the University of Oklahoma. Following college he joined the United States Air Force and served 7 years as a pilot in several inflight refueling squadrons, where he flew KC-97's in the Strategic Air Command.

After the Air Force, Bill began a 32 year career as a commercial Airline Pilot. He truly loved flying and often would exclaim, "it sure beats working for a living". He began his career with Pacific Airlines and transitioned through several mergers, including Hughes Air West and Republic Airlines. He ultimately retired from Northwest Airllines as a DC-9 Captain in 1991. During his career he also proudly represented his fellow pilots on the Airline Pilot's Association's National Retirement and Insurance Committee, and was instrumental in preserving the retirement benefits of his fellow pilots through three mergers.

Following his retirement, Bill and his wife, Phyllis, enjoyed traveling between homes in Fort Myers, Florida and Incline Village, Nevada and visiting family and friends in Northern California.

Bill was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers for over 25 years. He served in many capacities and was co-founder of the congregation's Endowment Committee.

Bill is survived by his wife of 28 years,Phyllis: daughter, Katherine Diane McNamara, her husband Scott McNamara, their children Christopher, Suzanne and David; son Daniel Brewer, his wife Karen and their children Gregory, Michael and Harrison and his first wife, Mary Ann Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Endowment Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, Autism Speaks, or Planned Parenthood of SW Florida.

Memorial services in Fort Myers as well as California are being planned. Cremation is being arranged by Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home and more information about Bill can be found at
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Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1954-1961, 1021A, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Oklahoma
  1950-1954, University of Oklahoma
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KC-97 Stratotanker  
  1956-1961, KC-97 Stratotanker
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