Harold Martin Brewster, 84, of Hillside died Jan. 31, 2013. Born in Yonkers, NY, he lived in Hillside for 52 years.
After retiring from Exxon International, Mr. Brewster started Harold Brewster Associates, working with major oil companies, the IRS, and the Department of Energy.
He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from City College of New York, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, and a master’s degree from Kansas State University. He continued his studies at Princeton and Columbia universities.
He was a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Naval Air Turbine Test Center in Ewing. As a result of his work, he developed papers that he presented at Oxford University, England.
He was a former member of Hillside Township Committee and Harry Lebau Jewish Center, past president of the YM-YWHA of Union County and the Elmora Hebrew Center, and member of the board of trustees of Shomrei Torah Synagogue and the former Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey.
He was a member of Exxon Retirees Club, a life member of American Chemical Society and Military Officers’ Association of America, former director of Judges of the Bronx Science Fair, and former member of the board of trustees of the American Institute of Science and Technology of New York City.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lebau Brewster; three daughters, Sharon Brewster (Andrew) Ingraham, Allison Brewster (Carlos) Franzetti, and Pamela Brewster (Stuart Rosenthal); a brother, Irwin; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 3 with arrangements by Higgins and Bonner. Memorial contributions may be made
to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, YM-YWHA of Union County, Harry Lebau Jewish Center, Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, Holocaust Center of Kean University, and Hadassah.