John is the son of Jack William Pivovaroff Sr. and Jennie John Kashergen. He is one of seven known children: John, Jack, Florence, Harold, Jennie, Daniel, and David.
He married twice. He first married Carolyn J. Kinch about 1945. They have three children: John, Mark, and Stephen. His second wife is Phyllis Anne Creek whom he married in 1975.
John changed the last name of his family from Pivovaroff to Brewer on May 16 or May 17, 1965
JOHN J. BREWER: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Modesto Bee, The (CA) - January 2, 2002
Deceased Name: JOHN J. BREWER
April 21, 1927 -- Dec. 28, 2001
John J. Brewer, 74, of Modesto died Friday at Valley Comfort in Modesto.
Mr. Brewer was a native of Lynwood. He lived in Modesto two years, Manteca six months and in Bakersfield for more than 20 years. He was a retired state building inspector and also a retired minister. He was a member of Masonic Order. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his children, John L. Brewer of Modesto, Mark Brewer of Bakersfield and Steve Brewer of Huntington Beach; stepchildren, Pamela Hansen of Garden Grove, Marsha Fox of Ventura and Tim Fox of Florida; brother, Daniel Pivovaroff of Hesperia; sisters, Florence Clark of Phoenix and Diane Wilson of Hesperia; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminister Memorial Park, Westminister. Burial will be at Westminister Memorial Park. P.L. Fry & Son in charge of arrangements.
Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 601 McHenry Ave., Modesto 95350.