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Arthur Emile Brewster

July 2, 1927 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 92)


Arthur Emile Brewster passed into eternal life on May 30, 2020 at the age of 92 surrounded by his family. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia Nolan Brewster and his beloved children Arthur J. (Jamee), Bradley (Xiomara), Gretchen Durbin (Scott) and Gregory (Lori). Proud grandfather of Alex, William, Nicholas, Tabor, Brix, Jack and Emma Brewster and Brewster and Amelia Durbin. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Geraldine Nolan Fulks and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Waldron C. Brewster, Sr. and Agnes Peres Brewster Dunn as well as his brothers Waldron and George Brewster.

He grew up on Desire Street in the Ninth Ward and played sports at Bunny Friend Playground, where he was given the nickname “Mudhorse.” He graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School and attended Tulane University. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company after a long career in Transportation Management.

He was a member and past president of the Jolly Jacks Social Club. He loved to travel, read, enjoyed sports, playing cards but his biggest passion was music, particularly big band, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw and Pete Fountain. He and his wife loved to dance, spending many a night at the Jefferson Orleans dancing to Pat Barberot’s Orchestra. The sounds of music always filled his home.

Often a man of few words, the way he lived his life and the example he set made him a beloved husband, father, friend and neighbor. Arthur was deeply religious, a man of Manresa and a parishioner of St. Ann Catholic Church.

The family would like to thank his caregivers Edward Simmons and Lucern Henry for their caring help and assistance.

A mass and private services will be held. Internment at St. Patrick Cemetery #3.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33121, or to St. Ann Catholic Church, 4940 Meadowdale Street, Metairie, LA 70006.


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