670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Francis Sanford "Sandy" Brewster

1st Lt., Pilot

July 25, 1919 - March 11, 2010

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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1919 - 2010

Francis Sanford “Sandy” Brewster, 90, of, Stowe Vermont passed away peacefully Thursday March 11th, 2010.     

Sandy   was born in Wynnewood, PA on July 25, 1919, son   of Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Brewster.      He grew up on Long Island, New York.  After graduating from Great Neck High School, Francis served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps  from 1942 until 1946, where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Sandy and his wife Imogene  (Mogee) were married January 14, 1944.   After the war, they resided in Port Washington, Long Island where they raised four daughters and were actively involved in community affairs, especially supporting educational interests of the public school system.  Sandy spent his working career at Parents Magazine in   North Bergenfield, New Jersey. The family enjoyed   much leisure time on Eastern Long Island fishing, swimming and vacationing with family and friends.

Shortly after retirement, he and Mogee moved to High Falls, New York.  Sandy treasured his family and friends above all.    He loved his garden, birding and flowers, as well as the challenge of bridge and board games. Sandy’s keen intellect led him to explore the technology of our time and his enduring curiosity about the world was an inspiration to his family and friends.

Sandy leaves behind his daughters Wendy  (John) Kopley, Skaneateles, NY, Karen (Tom) Halstead, Poughkeepsie NY, Sandra Brewster, Port Jefferson NY, Gene (Erik) Nelson, Waterbury VT and his four grand children, Adam (Megan) and Matthew (Katherine) Kopley, Keith and Kevin Nelson. In addition, two great grand children, Jacob Daniel Kopley and Hayden Olivia Kopley, survive him.

A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Stowe Community Church, Route 100 Stowe, Vermont at 11:00AM.

"Goin' Home" courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band