Richard Brower, 86, of River Edge, died peacefully on September 27, 2022. Beloved husband of Grace (née Kelly). Loving father of Greg Brower and his wife Becky, Linda Brower and her husband Robert Barretta. Cherished grandfather of Scott, Brian and Mercedes Barretta, and Jack Brower. Predeceased by his brother Donald Brower, and his sisters Barbara Veith and Verna Brougham.
Richard was born in Poughkeepsie, NY to Cecilia (née Senkier) and Elwood Brower. He earned a Doctorate from Columbia University, and was a Professor of Biology for 35 years at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York, retiring in 1991. Richard was a devoted family man and a consummate teacher.
Funeral Mass Friday, September 30, 2022, 10 AM, St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, River Edge. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Arrangements: Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, River Edge.