Joseph F. Brouthers, 78, of Harvey Rd., passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 24, 1941 in Poughkeepsie, he was the only child of the late George and Marion (Starzyk) Brouthers. Following high school, Joe proudly served in the United States Navy for 20 years. While serving, he also earned degrees from Florida Key Community College in Key West, FL, Seminole Community College in Sanford, Fl, and Florida Southern in Lakeland, FL. He retired from the Navy in 1978. He had married Cyrene Bollinger on November 5, 1966 in Poughkeepsie.
He then began working as an electronic specialist for Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL as well as working as a police officer in Lake Mary, FL. He retired in 1997 and moved to North River.
Joe’s enjoyments included hunting, fishing, deep sea fishing, reading, music and traveling. He was fortunate to have visited many countries while in the Navy as well as later in life. Above all, he was a devoted family man, cherishing the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cyrene Brouthers; their children: Michael (Wren) Brouthers of Johnsburg, Catherine (Charles) Dehne of Lawrenceburg, IN, George (Joannie Storm) Brouthers of North River, Jeffrey (Melinda) Brouthers of Indian Lake; 12 grandchildren.
In keeping with Joe’s wishes there are no public calling hours or funeral services scheduled.
Contributions in his memory may be directed to The Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, 122 E. 42nd St., Suite 2315, New York, NY 10168.
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