A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at St. Bartholomew Church, East Brunswick, for Myron E. Brower, father of Lori Albanese, chancellor of the diocese. Mr. Brower, a communicant at St. Bartholomew Parish, died Jan. 20 at St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 79.

Born in Orange, he lived in Sayreville before moving to East Brunswick several years ago.
Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was a machinist/quality control supervisor for EI DuPont in Parlin, where he worked for 27 years, and was a member of the 25 year club.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, and was a former member of the Sayreville VFW.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Riesener Brower, and by three brothers, Frederick, Albert and Gail.
Surviving are five daughters, Christine Brower of Bear, Del.; Susan and her husband, David Asbaty, of Pawleys Island, S.C.; Bernadette and her husband, Michael Armstrong, of Kendall Park; Robin and her husband, George Copertino, of Keansburg; and Lori and her husband, Richard Albanese, of Whitehouse Station; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Brett, Tyler, Casey, Brian, Sarah, Marissa, Siena and Angelina; and six great-grandchildren, Allison, Samantha, Ashley, Matayas, Lucas and Aubree.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Rezem Funeral Home, also East Brunswick.