FREEPORT — Herbert E. Brewer Sr., 76, died at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick on Nov. 15 after a brief illness. He was born on May 10, 1936, in Freeport, one of six children of Richard C. and Jewel (Dennison) Brewer Sr. He was educated in Freeport schools and was a lifelong resident of the town. Brewer retired from L.L. Bean as a facilities security officer.
Brewer married Janice Moser and together they had two sons. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Big Buck Club. He was mechanically talented and could fix just about anything. This was especially handy in restoring an old Ford Galaxy and a big Thunderbird. However, his love of antique cars was only outdone by his passion for flying. He obtained his pilot license when he was 50 and there was no keeping him down after that.
Brewer can best be described as a simple man who was generous with his time and talent, who always gave more than he got; he will also be remembered for his fairness and his love of life.
Brewer is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jan Brewer; his two sons Herbie Brewer Jr. and his companion, Kristina Strout; Michael Brewer and his wife, Susan; his grandson, Daniel Brewer, all of Freeport; his sister, Martha Liscomb and her husband, Ken, of Topsham; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Oscar, and two sisters, Eleanor and Dot.
It was his wish that there be no funeral services. A private family burial will be held in Grove Cemetery in Freeport.
For those who wish, donations may be made to: Owls Head Transportation Museum, P.O. Box 277, 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854