Timothy Richard “Brew” Brewster, obituary

Wed, 10/18/2023 - 1:30pm

Over the last two years, and up until October 17, 2023, Timothy Richard “Brew” Brewster traveled a heroic journey with Lymphoma. His strength and positivity was awe inspiring.

Brew was born June 17, 1981, in Rockport and grew up in Union. He was very involved in athletics, Boy Scouts, 4-H, and enjoyed any activity outdoors.

In middle and high school, he played the trumpet in the school band. He took that talent into a band called “Jiving Miss Daisy”. They performed at the Lobster Festival opening for the Rustic Overtones, competed at the State Theater in Portland, and many other locations.    

As an adult, he became a skilled carpenter, where he earned the name “One Cut Tim”. Working with wood was an art to him. Along with building the perfect set of stairs or kitchens of custom cabinets with a live edge countertop, he loved to build furniture for family and friends.

Brew found a lot of joy in grilling and smoking meats. He could whip up a delicious feast, including his own smoked potato salad. (Does anyone have the recipe?!?!?)

Brew was predeceased by his grandparents, James and Anita Curtis, Richard and Sally Brewster; and beloved stepfather Alexander “Sandy” Smith.

He is survived by mother, Deborah Smith of Union, and father, Ricky Brewster and wife Teresa of Rockland; sisters, Cheryl Brewster of Windham, Nicole Hatch and husband Craig of Rockland, Jessica Nelson and husband Jeff of Union, Erin Payson and husband Matt of Union, Christienne Jones and husband Ricky of Thomaston, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

The family would like to thank Tim’s closest friends, who never left his side and helped make this process easier for Brew. They feel blessed to know he had such a caring tribe around him.

They would also like to thank Beacon Hospice, especially Cheryl, Dakota and Barbara. Their kindness was above and beyond.

Please join us October 28, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at one of Brew’s favorite spots to hang with his friends, The Bog, 2919 Atlantic Highway, Waldoboro, Maine. Come and toast to a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org/donate.