Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Murray Memorial Mortuary

5850 South 900 East
Murray, UT 84121
Get Directions

Profile of Murray Memorial Mortuary

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Memories & Candles

“I have been away from those I love for many years. I did not know Tom. However, Shelley is one of my dearest cousins. I know that she loved Tom. My...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Clyde Graham - Cousin

“Dearest Shelley, Sarah and Andrew, What a joy it has been to know Tom! He is a wonderful man, and I know he is so grateful to have met and created...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Christine Roach - Salt Lake City, UT

“Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Thomas. May you find comfort in Gods promise of a resurrection as found at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29. I...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: G Green - MD

“I'm greatful for the friendship we shared with Tom & Shelly and their children. Tom's talents were amazing. As I was preparing a mainstay dish...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Weeks - Kearns, UT

“Tom and I worked together for the past 3 years at eBay. I was shocked to hear of his passing. I always remember Tom as the guy who went out of his...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Brian Cottrell - Draper, UT

“Tom was my lead for a while at eBay on the PowerSeller phone team. He helped me a great deal while my daughter was ill and I appreciated his going...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Carolyn Haglund - Draper, UT

“I remember Tom as thoughtful, quiet, and caring, with a sweet sense of humor. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Elisabeth Prueitt

“We are saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelley and the entire extended family. We were blessed by Tom's talents...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: George and Linda Sadowski - UT

“All my prayers are with his family. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Gina Borra - fmily friend

“I loved visiting with Tom, I especially love the way he would welcome anyone in their home and make them feel welcome. He is a great man and will be...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Chris and Autumn Teehan - Kearns, UT

“Tom we will miss you. I have great memories of growing up with you. You have a beautiful family and you will never be forgotten. You were great with...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Mike, Carole, Dominic and Jenna (Cousins)

“Robyn and I would like to express our condolances at this difficult time. We pray that the Lord's spirit will bless and comfort you and that you will...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Will and Robyn Wright - Kearns, UT

“One of the best times of my life was growing up with Tommy and the cousins. Working at The Point and all the catering gigs. The memories are endless....Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Toni Orlando-Holbrook - NY

“so so sorry about hearing of toms passing. he was a great person and i have so many pictures of him in his younger days when he and my sister beth...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: corinne howard-cronin - newburgh, NY

“May God bless the Brower family. What a joy it was to have Tom at eBay!!! ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Adam Faldmo - Lehi, UT

“Dear Brower Family, My prayers go out to you as you mourn the loss of your husband, father, brother, son and friend. I worked with Tom at Ike Hall on...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Kirsten Giangreco - Newington, CT

“I have worked with Tom for about the past 3 years recently, more before. He was one of my favorite co-workers. I loved talking and laughing with him,...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Potter - Draper, UT

“I worked with Tom at Cadet Restaurant. Tom had a big heart and personality and my deepest sympathies are with his family right now. Rest in peace Tom. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Eileen Murdock - Las Vegas, NV

“I'm a good friend of Jon's and knew Tom back in our younger years in Highland Falls. While I did not keep in touch with Tom recently he was an...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Tim Thomson - Newcastle, WA

“Our Prayers and Deepest Thoughts are with You and the Entire Family at the Sorrowful Time. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara McGinnis and Family

“I love you dad so much. I know you are watching over me and I will never forget you and all the wonderful times we had on Earth together. I will see...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Sarah Brower - Kearns, UT

“To the family.. Tom was a great friend to me and my husband. He worked @ west point with me, was in my wedding.... We a great dinner companion. We...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Beth Rafferty - Newburgh, NY

“reast in peace my friend. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: terry rafferty

“Tom and I never knew each other very well in high school. But I will always remember he was always very nice to me, and always had a smile for me. It...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Dana Heimdahl Chernault - CA

“A gentle soul with a kind word and a smile for everyone...and so much fun. I'll miss you, Tom. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Sporbert - Highland Falls, NY

“I cherish the memories we share when we were friends. I especially remember our 7th grade field trip to see the circus at Madison Square Garden and...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Edy Conley Blizman

“Remembering your smile. You were always happy no matter how gray it was outside. You will be missed Tom! ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Joe Muino - Spring Hill, FL

1963 – 2010

Thomas Michael Brower, our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah due to a sudden illness. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Tom was born on October 29, 1963 to Victor C. and Filomena Frattarola Brower in Cornwall, New York.
Tom was extremely intelligent, talented, and creative. At the age of 17, Tom had the opportunity to pursue premed at the University of Rochester in New York. Tom received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of Rochester but decided that food was his true calling. Tom graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York and began his first career as a chef in various high-end restaurants in New York and Virginia. Tom was celebrated for his creative culinary dishes. His family was blessed with many years of wonderful dining experiences due to his gastronomical talents.

Tom also expressed his creativity through his cross-stitch creations; by singing with his family at home and in church; by catering, flower arranging and pursing various artistic, technical and organizational pursuits. Tom loved to give specially designed cross-stitch creations as Christmas and birthday gifts to loved ones and friends. These masterful mementos will be treasured for many lifetimes to come as they are passed down from one generation to the next.

In 1990, Tom officially joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Tom married Shelley Ann Graham on January 10, 1992 in the LDS Washington, DC Temple. Shelley and Tom gave birth to two beautiful children, Sarah and Andrew, who loved and shared a deep bond with their father. Tom and Shelley’s family also included their two dogs Max and Teddy and their many cats. Tom especially loved Max and Teddy and loved watching the dogs play with his children.

Tom’s computer skills led him to a 12 year long career at eBay in Draper. While at eBay, Tom worked in many departments and was an experienced account manager in the PowerSeller department at the time of his passing. Tom had many friends at eBay and enjoyed his job and friendships immensely. Tom was always thankful that he had a career that allowed him to spend time with the thing he loved the most – his family.

Tom was a wonderful listener and really took the time to hear and understand. Tom was generous, loving, kind hearted, loyal and affable. He always treated everyone who knew him with respect and enjoyed social occasions. Tom was spontaneous and would often surprise his family with gifts and presents. Tom loved a good sci-fi movie, enjoyed listening to music and playing games. Tom encouraged his family in their individual pursuits and wanted the best for his immediate and extended families. Words cannot express how tremendously Tom will be missed but his family takes comfort knowing that they are an eternal family and will be reunited with Tom once again.

Tom is survived by his Immediate Family: Wife, Shelley and children, Sarah and Andrew of Utah. Parents: Father, Victor C. Brower of Nevada and mother-in-law, Joyce Graham of Utah. Brothers: Victor (Helene) of Vermont , Chris (Suk) of New York, Anthony of Nevada, Jon (Colleen) of Connecticut, J. Scott Graham (Carlleen) of Washington and Matthew Graham of Utah. Sisters: Colleen Gates, Wendy Alexander, Kathleen Graham all of Utah. Nieces and Nephews: Kathryn Brower, Tammy Brower, Tara Brower, Michelle Alexander, Melissa Keymer (Brad), Michele Graham, Katherine Graham, Michael Brower, Luke Brower and Michael Alexander. Aunts and Uncles: Ernest (Gertude) Marvin, Romano (Mary) Frattarola and John (Anita) Orlando. Tom is preceded in death by: Mother, Filomena Brower, stepmother, Rosemary Brower, father-in-law, James T. Graham, sister, Jeanette Graham and brother, Michael Brower.

A gathering will be held Sunday, February 7, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Murray Memorial Mortuary (5850 So. 900 E., Murray, Utah) and viewing and funeral services will be held on February 8, from 10:30 am -12:30 pm at Kearns 5th Ward, Kearns Utah Stake Center (4260 W. 5215 So., Kearns, Utah, 84118). Internment will take place at Aultorest Memorial Park (836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah, 84403) after the luncheon immediately following the services.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Intermountain Medical Center for the extremely professional and attentive manner in which they attempted to help Tom.

Funeral Directors: Murray Memorial Mortuary.