Albert “Bert” DeMasters Brewster

By  | June 30, 2020 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Albert “Bert” DeMasters Brewster
August 5, 1933 – June 26, 2020

“Bert”, as he was known to his many friends and family, was a native Huntsvillian, born to Larkin Paul Brewster of Scottsboro and Mary Francis DeMasters Brewster of Huntsville. Bert was active in church for most of his life, attending First Presbyterian Church, First Christian Church, and the First United Methodist Church, where he ultimately became a lay minister and served several small churches in the surrounding counties. Bert sold insurance for a number of years before going to work for First Charge Plan at First National Bank and eventually served as Assistant Vice President at First Alabama Bank. After leaving the bank, he opened his own business, Diamond Action Advertising, where he sold advertising specialties. It was upon retiring from Diamond Action, that he became a minister, until he retired for good. He found many interests in life and volunteered for the Help Line. Bert served as committee member, treasurer, assistant scoutmaster, and scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 15. He also took up ice skating, painting, writing, and woodcarving. Bert was a proud participating member of the North Alabama Woodcarver’s Association. Yard work, fishing, canoeing, and camping were also among his enjoyed activities. Time and fellowship with his many friends and family were a very important part of his life. He was a big advocate of Learning Quest and the activities offered. Bert took an interest in people and helped anyone he could, subscribing to the theory, “if you aren’t helping someone, you’re a waste of good air”.

Survivors include children, Mary C. Brewster Stapp and husband, Dennis Stapp, William Albert Brewster and wife, Melanie Cheryl Brewster, Douglas Clifford Brewster and wife, Rhonda Henry Brewster, and Alan Edward Brewster and wife, Michele Cancienne Brewster; and grandchildren, Victoria Lauren Stapp Mattson and husband, Gregory Lee Mattson, Jr., Christian Danforth Stapp, Andrew Michael Brewster, and Clare Elizabeth Brewster. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jeannette Turner Hill Brewster, his parents, and his brother, Larkin Paul Brewster, Jr.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, at First United Methodist Church. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the church. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, Huntsville, Alabama 35801, or the American Heart Association.

Social distancing protocols will be in place. Masks are encouraged.

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