Tuesday, October 31, 2006


a draft of his obituary:Robert Joseph Brewer

DOB: 8 March 1951 in Washington DC Parents: Robert (deceased) and Clare (Maiden Name: Colella) Brewer, Phoenix AZ

Brother: Guy F. Brewer, Phoenix

Children: B.J. Van Houten, Waurika OK
Johanna Nix, Saginaw TX
Angela Smith, Saginaw TX
Joe L. Sledge, Wichita Falls TX
Jon M. Sledge, Houston TX
LouAnne Sledge, Wichita Falls TX

Rob also had 11 grandchildren.

Schooling: St John’s College High School in Washington DC

Received his Bachelor’s from Wayland Baptist University

Served in the military from March 1971 thru April 1991. His specialty in Air Force was Aircraft Maintenance

Married: Dianne Brewer on 16 Dec 1991


Started working Civil Service at Sheppard AFB in 1994. He first began as an instructor for Life Support and then was promoted to a Curriculum Developer for the 373 Training Squadron, 982 Field Training Group.

Rob also volunteered for many years with WiredSafety.org, an organization run by volunteers who had their own special cyber-family of likeminded and relentless volunteers standing against abuses and criminals online. Those at WiredSafety.org knew Rob best as “Tyree”. He was funny, kind, patient and wise. He was equally patient in calming down an hysterical cyberstalking victim or parent of a child who was cyberbullied. Thousands of people were helped by him personally. And through his leadership, his team and division helped many thousands more over the years. He was a calm voice in the universe of abuse, pain and fear. Heaven has received as good a leader and team member as those at WiredSafety.org. have lost.


Services officiated by: Joe Williams, Edgemere Church of Christ (Pending??)

6 Comments:

Blogger Cath said...

Life turns on a dime...
Frequently, we don't take that reality to heart until it's too late.

A couple of months ago, I had a chance to meet you and your wife, Rob, for coffee... a prior commitment got in the way.

Now we will have to have that "cup o' joe" on the "other side".

We are all truly blessed to have had you in our lives. You touched the life of each person that you came in contact with.. those of us you trained to help online victims and those victims you helped as their advocate.

Any time we had a challenge, you were there to guide us along; you were our fountain of strength when a case was overwhelming; you have been a bright shining light in our online friendships.

That light will shine on us continually now as you smile on us from your place in Glory.

For the family, my deepest condolences and prayers for the peace that passes all understanding to heal the hole in your hearts that Rob's passing has left behind.

Thank you for sharing him with us and our country.

Prayer of Protection
May the LIGHT of God surround you
the LOVE of God enfold you
the POWER of God protect you
the PRESENCE of God watch over you
NOW and ALWAYS
Amen

Much love and many blessings,
Cath [finewine99]

7:04 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Life turns on a dime...
Frequently, we don't take that reality to heart until it's too late.

A couple of months ago, I had a chance to meet you and your wife, Rob, for coffee... a prior commitment got in the way.

Now we will have to have that "cup o' joe" on the "other side".

We are all truly blessed to have had you in our lives. You touched the life of each person that you came in contact with.. those of us you trained to help online victims and those victims you helped as their advocate.

Any time we had a challenge, you were there to guide us along; you were our fountain of strength when a case was overwhelming; you have been a bright shining light in our online friendships.

That light will shine on us continually now as you smile on us from your place in Glory.

For the family, my deepest condolences and prayers for the peace that passes all understanding to heal the hole in your hearts that Rob's passing has left behind.

Thank you for sharing him with us and our country.

Prayer of Protection
May the LIGHT of God surround you
the LOVE of God enfold you
the POWER of God protect you
the PRESENCE of God watch over you
NOW and ALWAYS
Amen

Much love and many blessings,
Cath [finewine99]

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how for years you know someone but may have never met them - Rob will always be tyree and has alwasy been around from the first days of my joining Wiredsafety through training and beyond.
He was an integral part of the organization and the community and contributed so much that his particpation and his presence as tyree on all the IRC boards and e-mails will be sorely missed.

To his family - he was a great man, fun to be around and I am glad to have had the opportunity to know him and learn from him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, but know that tyree is smiling looking down plugged in to a much bigger network now and eternally happy
ob1

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to Rob's family, friends and workmates who are posting here. It means a lot to be able to read more about Rob and to be united together during this difficult time. I miss him a lot
: ( as I know all of you do too.

With warmest regards,
Raven/Lisa

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reading this today and it reminded me perfectly of Rob and so Im sharing it : ) It's from the "Daily Om". Blessings to everyone, Raven

Supporting And Inspiring
True Leadership

When we call someone a leader, what we sometimes mean is that they are the best in their particular field; they are inspiring because of how much they accomplish. To be highly accomplished is impressive, but that isn't what leadership is about. True leaders are not just high achievers; they also support the people around them to achieve, and, in certain cases, to become leaders themselves. In other words, true leaders do not create a static group of followers. Rather, they create an environment in which everyone can develop their potential. True leaders don't get so caught up in the forward thrust of their own energy that they forget about others or the larger environment. They set an example with their actions, and they also support others to act. This is why true leadership is so rare.

Not everybody is cut out to be a leader, but most of us have the potential to serve in a leadership role at some point in our lives. When doing so, we might want to be inspired by the highest manifestation of leadership, remembering that we are meant to forward not only ourselves but a whole environment-an ideal, a plan, the people around us. While this won't be easy, it is the true meaning of the job, and we can trust that we are capable of it. Otherwise, we probably wouldn't find ourselves in the position to lead.

It's also possible that we have determined that our gifts are best applied in a secondary position, supporting the efforts of a leader whose vision we admire. In this case, we can ensure that our energy is best applied by holding the person for whom we work to a high standard of leadership. In this way, we take responsibility for our own gifts by guaranteeing that they will be appreciated and developed in a way that best serves the whole.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Merry Christmas Rob and family .. yes Im counting on the fact you can hear me ; ) Been thinking of you and your family lately and hoping they are managing okay through the holiday season.

You have come to my mind many times throughout the last few months and always with a smile on my face. I miss our emails and your presence online.

One thing I am VERY thankful for is the early Christmas present you gave me late aug.... who could have known what a gift that was. It's come in very handy in locating key information on various websites and people. I thank you over and over again. So you are helping me, even from where you are.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Rob is missed and thought of often.

*hugs* Lisa

3:47 AM  

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