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Samuel Lewis Brewer

May 17, 1932 April 7, 2018
Samuel Lewis Brewer
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Obituary for Samuel Lewis Brewer
Samuel L. Brewer of Carroll Valley, PA passed away at his home on April 7th, 2018. Born on May 17th, 1932 in Blue Ridge Summit, MD, he was the son of the late Samuel D. Brewer and Vincentia (Adams) Brewer. He attended both Emmitsburg and Gettysburg schools and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He was stationed in Darmstadt Germany where he met the love of his life, Katharina C. (Hirsch) Brewer. They were happily married for64 years.

Together they raised 6 children and he is survived by all - Christina Pike and husband, Ron; Vincentia “Vinnie” Dorse and husband, Terry; Linda Herrick and husband, Dan; Timothy Brewer and wife, Stephanie; Teresa McGee and husband, Marc and Rebecca Eckert and husband, Thad. They have 11 grandchildren – Stephen, Christopher & Kevin Pike; Sydney Morehead, Liz (Ridinger) and Matt Herrick; Eric and Vincent Brewer; Megan (Yinger) and Sarah (Babcock) McGee and Maddie Eckert. Sam has 11 great-grandchildren. He is survived by siblings Katharine “Sis” Ambrose, Vincent “Gene” Brewer, Darlene McCleaf and Robert Brewer. He was predeceased by brothers, Clyde and Charles.

As Sam loved farming he worked for 10 years on the Harry Scott farm in Gettysburg, PA until a farming accident caused him to end his farming career. He took a janitor’s job in 1966 at United Telephone of PA and later became a test board operator, which he did for 27 years. He was also the Tax Collector for Freedom Township for 26 years and served 8 years there as a township, road supervisor. He was a lector at St. Joseph’s parish in Emmitsburg for many years as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He and Katharina owned and serviced vending machines as retirees.

Together they traveled to Katharina’s homeland many time over the years and took several trips cross country to visit family and friends. He also stayed in touch with several of his military friends and visited them in Iowa and New York, as well as attending various Air Force reunions.

Sam loved taking care of his garden, spending time with friends and family and hearing or telling a good joke. He enjoyed making friends wherever he went. In his later years, he would pass the time reading and doing jigsaw puzzles with his wife and family. Many happy hours were spent sitting around the table, laughing and telling stories while the pieces went into place. He will be missed very much by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be at Monahan’s Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA on Thursday, April 12th from 6 – 8:00 pm. There will also be an opportunity to visit with the family beginning at 9:00 am preceding a Mass of Christian burial at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (St. Mary’s Catholic Church), 256 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA 17320 on Friday, April 13th at 10:00 am. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fairfield, PA. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Sam’s memory to Spirit Trust Lutheran Homecare and Hospice, 260 W. High St., Gettysburg, PA 17320 or on-line The family would like to thank their staff who supported Katharina in caring for her husband. Online obituary and condolences available at
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6:00 PM 4/12/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/12/2018 8:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States





10:00 AM 4/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

256 Tract Rd.
Fairfield, PA 17320

With family receiving friends at the church from 9:00 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church
256 Tract Rd. Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

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St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Fairfield Road
Fairfield, PA 17320

Fairfield Road Fairfield 17320 PA
United States

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