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Edwin Brewster

Edwin A. Brewster

Sunday, July 12th, 1959 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Obituary

It is with the deepest sorrow and agonizing heartbreak that I announce the passing of Ulster County Sheriffs Office retired Detective Lieutenant, and former Chief of Police of Woodstock, Edwin A. Brewster in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30th, 2019, while being held gently in my arms. Almost exactly 11 years from the date we first met, my warrior and hero has gone home to rest. God keep you in peace my love. Our final text to each other last night says it all: "Sleep well my love, sleep well." ~ Belinda (Pasker) Brewster

Ed was born in the Bronx, NY on July 12th, 1959, a son of the late Gertrude (Mc Donald) Brewster.

In addition to being a member of the Police Chiefs Association of Ulster County and the Sons of American Legion, he also held membership in many other organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Belinda (Pasker) Brewster, his children: Catie and EJ Brewster, and Kate Fallon, seven stepchildren, and 14 grandchildren.


Friends will be received at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus on Thursday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


In following Ed’s preplanned funeral directives: there will be no newspaper obituary, and his funeral service and burial will remain private.


The Parting Glass:
Of all the money that e'er I had
I've spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befall,
And gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be to you all

Of all the comrades that e'er I had
They are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They would wish me one more day to stay

But since it fell unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

A man may drink and not be drunk
A man may fight and not be slain
A man may court a pretty girl
And perhaps be welcomed back again
But since it has so ought to be
By a time to rise and a time to fall
Come fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all
Good night and joy be with you all.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    Address
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY 12487
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    THE FUNERAL SERVICE AND BURIAL ARE PRIVATE; LAW ENFORCEMENT ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO PARK OVERFLOW LOT BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME (COURTESY OF ULSTER BOCES) WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE VIA DICK WILLIAMS LANE. MEMBERS WILL MEET ON THE NORTH END OF THE FUNERAL HOME FOR ASSEMBLY.
THE FUNERAL SERVICE IS PRIVATE;

Affiliations

  • Crucifix
  • Police Chiefs Association of Ulster County, Inc
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • Ulster County Sheriffs Office NY

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Grace L.

Posted at 07:58am
Hoping that the cherished memories of Mr. (Chief) Brewster brings comfort to your hearts. And may you always have God's comfort and hope of a world devoid of pain and sorrow. (Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 21:3-5). All the best to your family.

Teresa Cashman

Posted at 09:20pm
From Ireland had the pleasure of knowing ed when I lived in Kingston for a few year's then had the pleasure of him coming to Ireland for my wedding and returning a few year later with is mum so sad to hear rip love to your family from Teresa and Jim co cork
 
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Belinda Anne Brewster Posted at 08:16am

Dear Teresa, Ed spoke so very highly of you and your husband. His trips to Ireland were a dream come true for my Irish boy. We had planned to return to Ireland and then to my native Scotland during our retirement. Ed’s health declined so rapidly that our trip had to be cancelled. Thank you so much for remembering him and you kind words. If ever I come to Ireland I would love to finally meet the people he spoke so fondly of. Belinda Brewster (wife)
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Russ & Sharon Fallon

Posted at 11:06am
Belinda and family:

Please accept our sincerest condolence on the passing of Ed. May you find comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts and
prayers of many.

Russ and Sharon Fallon
JP

John Prizzia

Posted at 06:28am
With deepest sympathy,
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