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Francis Brewary
Viewing: Friday October 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Service: Saturday October 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Location: St. Patricks Catholic Church, Rockville, MD.

Francis Brewary (Age 92)

       Of Rockville, MD, passed away peacefully October 6, 2019 surrounded by loving family. He was born in Walton, NY to Santino and Jennie Brewary on November 7, 1926 and grew up in Rome, NY. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years Marie Shaffer Brewary, his loving second wife Joanne Perantoni Brewary and his sister Dolly Mullino.

        He enjoyed a 40 year career at WJLA/WMAL TV from 1954 to 1994 as a Broadcast Engineer. He is in the National Association of Broadcast Engineer's Hall of Fame and is honored as a Pioneer in TV Broadcasting at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. During WWII he served in the Navy as a Radio Tech on Torpedo Bombers assigned to the USS Tawara.

        He is survived by his three grown children, Michael Brewary, Sigrid Wallace (David) and Sandra Woodling (Vic); six grandchildren, Sandra Gaunt, Jacqueline Frazer, Brendan Frazer, David Wallace, Naomi Wallace and Brian Hall as well as a loving extended family in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

        Family will receive visitors at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 on Friday October 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906.

        In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Honor Flight Maryland, 695 Ravenwood Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 or online at: or to North Country Wild Care, P.O. Box 63, Lake George, NY 12845


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