BREWER – John A. Bower, 88, died Sunday Aug. 31, 2008, at a Bangor nursing facility. He was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Lewiston. John graduated from Edward Little High School and continued his education at University of Maine at Orono, earning a mechanical engineering degree. He was in the U.S. Navy in World War II having served in the Pacific Theater. He is survived by a son, Robert G. Bower and his wife, Denise Paugh; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Bower; and four grandchildren, Joanna Crouse, Christine Ras, Mark Bower and Jeffery Bower. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred; and his son, David. At the family’s request, services will be private. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.