Marvin Brower passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home. He was born on October 9, 1938 to Harold and Mary Brower (nee Myers) in Hamilton, Ohio. After high school graduation, he served as a Medical Specialist in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. His medical training and work in the Army served him well, because upon his return to civilian life, he went to work in the Operating Room at Fort Hamilton Hospital, where he remained for 45 years. He started as a scrub nurse and became a surgical assistant in 1981. Another plus for Marvin in the Operating Room was meeting Freda Smith, who taught him the scrub nurse role and on October 25, 1960, became his wife. Marvin loved to work more than anyone. Working in surgery gave him special satisfaction, because he loved to help people. He was an asset to patients, surgeons and staff, as he was constantly consulted regarding surgical equipment, instrumentation and technique. Another interest of Marvin’s was basketball. For many years after work, he would drive many miles to referee games. He only gave up basketball, so he could take call almost every night at the hospital. After retirement from Fort Hamilton, Marvin went to work at Bethesda Butler County Hospital.
Marvin is survived by his brothers, John (Mardyne) Brower and Clair “Butch” (Wanda) Brower; nieces Susan (Jay) Jacobs and Francie (Scott) Ingram; and many, many friends. Marvin was a people person. He never met a stranger.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hamilton Community Foundation, Freda Brower Memorial Fund, 319 N. Third Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011. Condolences may be sent to www.avancefuneralhome.com.
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