Herbert Herb Brewer Sr.

May 10, 1936November 15, 2012

Herbert “Herb” Brewer, Sr., 76

Freeport – Herbert E. Brewer, Sr., 76, of Freeport died at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick on Thursday November 15, 2012 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 Freeport. Herb retired from LL Bean as a facilities security officer.

Herb had the good fortune to marry 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’s license when he was 50 and there was no keeping him down after that.

Herb 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 itself.

Herb 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 beloved grandson Daniel Brewer, all of Freeport; his sister Martha Liscomb and her husband Ken of Topsham; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers: Richard and Oscar and two sisters: Eleanor and Dot.

It was Herb’s wish that there be no funeral services. A private family burial will be held in Grove Cemetery in Freeport. Please visit to share your condolences, memories and tributes with Herb’s family.

For those who wish, donations may be made to: Owls Head Transportation Museum, PO Box 277, 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854


  • Per Herb's request - no services, Burial

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November 26, 2012

Mike and Family! Sorry for your lost. Your in our prays. Ron & Rose Dumont

Gene & Joyce Bouchard

November 21, 2012

Sorry for your loss he was a great man

David Hurd

November 20, 2012

Herbie was a dear friend and a fellow "old car guy". We hit it off from the get go. Although it took me a month of pleading, he finally sold me my '59 Pontiac and we never looked back. Our trip to Carlyle will always be a very happy memory for me. Where ever we went, Herbie always ran into someone he knew, and that spoke volumes to me. He was so loved and respected by all those that knew him. He filled a void in my life and was always there to help with my projects. My entire family loved him and will miss him terribly. God bless you Herbie, and TTFN.

David & Mary, Matt and Becca

Lew & Ruth Porter

November 19, 2012

Jan and family, we are sorry for your loss. Herb was always so thoughtful and kind and so very easy to talk with. His knowledge of all things mechanical always amazed Lew and our boys and he never failed to share that knowledge with them. We all send our thoughts and heartfelt prayers for each of you to find peace in his passing and everlasting memories to hold you.

November 19, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Jan and cousins Mike and Herbie, I am so sorry for you loss. God speed Uncle Herb Heaven awaits you love Niece Roxie Dobson Durham Me

Becky & James Daniel

November 19, 2012

Our hearts go out to the family. We are sadden to hear of Herb's passing. A recent fond memory I have is in the last year I learned from Herb during one of his walks he took past my house, was that he knew my late aunt Mona before she died and told me stories of growing up with her and my dad. He was such a sweet, caring man and will be missed.

Didi Robinson

November 18, 2012

Mike, how I loved your Dad and the loving care he gave all of us at LLBEAN back in the good ole' days. much love and thanks for the fun memories

Cyndee Linneken

November 18, 2012

We were sadden by the news of the passing of Herbert. Ours Hearts go out to all of you.We will always remember him as a most wonderful person. He was kind and loving, one of the most caring person we have known.I pray the Lord bring you comfort and ease your heart ache by remembering the goodness that Herbert brought to the world. Love Cyndee & Dan , Family

Brenda Martin

November 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow

William Skinner Jr

November 17, 2012

God Speed Uncle Herb.
Bernice & William Skinner Jr.
Phoenix AZ USA