Richard Brewster

Richard W. Brewster

March 10, 1936 - November 10, 2019
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ROCKLAND - Richard W Brewster, 83 died Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Togus Springs Hospice, Togus. Born in Rockland, March 10,1936 he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Kiskila. He was educated in Rockport Schools but ultimately proudly graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1976.

Mr. Brewster was a veteran, serving in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean conflict as an artillery infantryman.

He worked hard from an early age doing farm work, building barrels and even drove the school bus when he finished his school day while in his teens. He fished as a commercial ground fisherman for several years but ultimately settled on a career in the HVAC trades and established himself as a well-respected tradesman! Upon retiring from the trades, he took a maintenance position with Great Eastern Mussel in St. George and took the lead on many projects at their operation. He mastered anything he attempted and was generous in sharing his skills and abilities with friends and family. He was always happy to lend a hand or do a project for a family member. No project was too small or too big for him to tackle.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and did not miss an opening day of deer season, usually with his son Rick until this year. He always enjoyed spending days with his wife and best friend of 60 years Sally (Achorn) Brewster whom he married in Rockland, Maine on October 11, 1954. Sally passed December 1, 2014 leaving Dick missing his lifelong companion and best friend, but he always found joy in his family and possessed a love of life. Dick and Sally were always on the go and always enjoyed lunch at one of their favorite restaurants. Over the years he astonished young and old members of the family with his ability to mount their small bicycles facing rearward and pedal them backwards down the road. In recent years he gave up the bike riding and enjoyed painting paint by number projects. Along with Sally his wife of 60 years he was predeceased by his brother Roy Brewster and his sister Cynthia Wooster.

Mr. Brewster is survived by his son Rick Brewster and his wife Teresa of Rockland, a daughter Vicki Mitchell and her husband Rick of Rockport, a brother Arthur Kiskila of Cushing, a sister Edith Lawler of Saco and a sister Shirley Huff of Standish. Additionally, he is survived by five grandchildren, Shawna, Jared, Cheryl, Nicole and Tim as well as four great grandchildren, Asher, Rhys, Lily and Hadley.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A private burial with Military Honors will be held the following day at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disable American Veterans, P.O. Box 351, Togus, ME 04330-3151.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday November 19, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday November 19, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home
    110 Limerock Street
    Rockland, Maine 04841
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    Informal gathering of friends and family!
  • Private committal with Military Honors

    Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery - MVR
    Mt. Vernon Road
    Augusta, ME 04330
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    Rev. Wayne Sawyer
  • Interment

    Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery - MVR
    Mt. Vernon Road
    Augusta, ME 04330
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Private Condolence

Fred Thompson

Posted at 02:47pm
So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was a dear friend, fellow electrician and Korean War vet.
We send our heartfelt condolences to Rick and all Dicks family.
God Bless and may he rest in peace.
Love and Prayers,
Fred and Pat Thompson

Barbara Bouchard

Posted at 01:01pm
My condolences to the family. I met Sally and Dick at dinner on a few occasions when the Kiskila family had get togethers. A beautiful loving couple who had the greatest respect for each other will forever be remembered.

Rick Brewster

Posted at 06:28am
Missing my dad and best friend this morning. He was so many things to so many people. Loved by family and respected by so many. Rest In Peace Dad. You are with me every day!

Shirley Posted at 06:00pm

Someone as special as, "Dick", will never be forgotten, he will remain in our hearts forever. God not only gained an angel, he also gained a hero.

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