Peter B. Brower

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. â€" Peter B. Brower, 67, of Crystal River, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Tampa General Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Peter was born July 25, 1945, in Paterson, to the late Peter and Jane Brower. After retiring in 1994 from the Probation Division, County of Passaic, he and his family resided in New York and Kentucky before residing permanently in Florida since 2007. He was able to live out his dream of living on the water in Florida since 2011.

Peter is survived by his wife of more than 22 years, Donna (Lipari) Brower. He also is survived by his children, Pamela Brower Woodard, and her husband, Peter Woodard, of West Milford, Patricia Brower, of Sugar Loaf, N.Y.; and Ashley and Hunter Brower, of Crystal River, Fla. He also is survived by his six grandchildren, Rebecca, Madison and Hannah Monaco, of Sugar Loaf, N.Y., and Brian, Kevin and Matthew Woodard, of West Milford.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Crystal River. A celebration of life reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, which was one of Peter’s favorite places to visit due to his love of animals. A memorial service will be held in New Jersey at a later date.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 7, 2013