Steven R. Brower
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Steve Brower passed away at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia on Saturday, December 31, 2011 after a courageous 18-month battle with leukemia.He was 58 years old and throughout his illness maintained the most positive spirit. Steve was born in Rhinebeck, New York, the youngest son of the late Frederick John and Bessie Mills Brower. Steve graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia. He received his BS at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After graduation, Steve began his IT career at the US Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Over the next 35 years, he held project management positions with Synergy, DB/DC, Inc., The Washington Post, and a.i. solutions. Steve also enjoyed playing a variety of sports. He was an avid golfer and played with the same foursome for over 25 years. He loved annual trips to the Outer Banks, the theater and local restaurants, and entertaining at home. Steve is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Polly C. Brower; brother, John Frederick Brower (Linda); sister, Caroline B. Calhoun; and brother, Van Jeffrey Brower (Terry Ann). He will be missed by his family as well as the many friends, co-workers and acquaintances whose lives he touched. A private celebration of Steve's life was held earlier in January. In lieu of flowers, the family requests tax-deductible donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Online donations may be made at: You may send a check in Steve's memory to: LLS, National Capital Area Chapter, 5845 Richmond Highway, Suite 800, Alexandria, VA 22303.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 15, 2012.
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January 31, 2012
I worked with Steve at the IFC back in the early 90s and I remember him being extremely good at his job while also being someone who was immediately likeable and a pleasure to work with. My sincere condolences go out to Polly and the rest of the family.

Rest in Peace Steve.

Geoff Henton
January 20, 2012
I will miss you Steve; you brought happiness & fun to every boring flight dynamics meeting, energizing everyone with your positive spirit. God bless you & your family.
Karen Richon
January 19, 2012
Steve--I haven't seen you in years, but I still miss you.
Phil Brown
January 19, 2012
Steve, you were a true professional and a great human being. You made the work easy for everyone else, and made the long days fun. Always upbeat and happy, never letting a problem get in your way. Fare well in your next project.

Polly and family, my comdolences. Steve was a true man. We remember his smile, and his good humors, and share your loss.

Paul Kastner
Paul Kastner
January 16, 2012
Rest in peace Steve; the light of you will stay on in our hearts.
JYAJ Osser
January 15, 2012
I wish to express my condolences to the family. I know that your loss is great. May you find comfort from the God of all comfort who helps us to cope with our grief. It can be so hard to face each day without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
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