Burton Carl Brewster, 88, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 2, 2017 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.
He was born October 12, 1929 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Carl A. Brewster and the late Laura Navada McFadden Brewster.
Burton served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Infantry with the Allied Occupation Forces in Japan from 1946 – 1948 and during the Korean War from 1950-1951. He worked in the Strip Shears Dept. at Armco for 42 years before retiring on January 27, 1990. Burton was a member of North Main St. Church of God and belonged to the 5th Regimental Combat Team Association. He enjoyed watching baseball, mowing his lawn, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Vanda Mae Diehl Brewster, whom he married on August 20, 1948; two sons, Burton D. Brewster and his wife Peggy of Chicora, PA, and Thomas L. Brewster and his wife Karen of State College, PA; one daughter, Brenda L. Collins and her husband Edward of Middle Point, OH; thirteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one brother, Donald L. Brewster of Oregon; one sister, Winifred Vinroe of Butler, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grand-daughter, Christine Marie Collins; and one sister, Lois Brewster Morrow.
Friends will be received Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held immediately following on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1:00 pm at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA, with Pastor Matthew Reitz of North Main Street Church of God, officiating.
Officers and Members of the American Legion Post #117 of Butler, American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora, and VFW Post #249 of Butler will conduct military honors at the funeral home following the service.
Private burial will take place in the Butler County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Dr., Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.