William Mc. Brewster, a retired Baltimore businessman and lifelong Brooklandville resident, died May 3 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 81.
The son of the owner of the Baugh Chemical Co. and a homemaker, William McIIvaine Brewster was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklandville.
After graduating from the Gilman School in 1949, he attended Princeton University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1953. He later graduated from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
After serving in the Navy as an intelligence officer during the Korean War, he joined Baugh Chemical Co., where he worked until the 1960s. He then became a stockbroker for Stein Brothers & Boyce in downtown Baltimore.
In the 1970s, he started working as business manager at Gilman School, a position he kept until his retirement.
Mr. Brewster served on the board of the Cap and Gown Club at Princeton and was an active member of the Valley Planning Council.
Mr. Brewster was an avid world traveler and tennis player, and enjoyed vacationing at a family home in Charlevoix, Mich.
He was a member of the Maryland Club, Elkridge Club, Rolling Rock Club, Mill Reef Club and the Chicago Club.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills.
Mr. Brewster is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Dorothea Pearce Leonard; a son, William Brewster of Roanoke, Va.; two daughters, Page Williams of Wapiti, Wyo., and Elizabeth Kelly of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren. An earlier marriage to the former Page Gillet ended in divorce.