Louis Brewster, Jr.

Louis Brewster, Jr.

June 12, 1949 November 25, 2019

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Obituary for Louis Brewster, Jr.

Louis Brewster Jr., 70, who lived in Fontana for many years, died on Monday, Nov. 25 near his home in Victorville due to complications from diabetes.

Brewster was born June 12, 1949 in Texas. He later moved to Fontana and graduated from Fontana High School in 1967. He wrote sports for the Fontana Herald News and later became the sports editor of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and San Bernardino Sun.

Brewster is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda; his son Scott; his grandson Louis Bryan; his mother Sara; his brothers Bob, Rick and Dave Brewster; and sisters Liz Allen and Ruth Herr. He was preceded in death by his son Bryan.

A public viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. with welcome and open forum for reflections beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Ingold Funeral and Cremation in Fontana.

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    November 30, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ingold Funeral & Cremation
    8277 Juniper Ave
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    November 30, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Welcome and public tributes will begin at 6 p.m.

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Brian Pickering

Louis was a wonderful journalist, but a better person. He was genuine and treated people with respect. He will truly be missed!
Comment | Posted at 02:39am via Condolence

Ovwata Ekhator

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is truly a tragic thing to deal with. However, at Acts 24:15, the bible says that there is going to be a resurrection. So, we can all have the hope of being reunited with our dead loves ones. (John 5:28,29) We can believe this because God is the creator of life, and the one who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died.
Comment | Posted at 12:30pm via Condolence

Billy Rhodes

Lou was a great boss and a better man, truly a pivotal figure in my life. He gave me a great opportunity when he hired me to his sports staff and was equally as supportive later when I told him I needed to go back to school in order to start a teaching career. When I told him it was because I needed to stop working nights and weekends so I could be a better father to my girls, he totally understood, and allowed me to adjust my schedule so I could go back to school. Family was everything to him; his own was first but it was followed by his motor sports family, his local sports family, his sports staff and everyone else at the newspaper. He was that rare person who was beloved by all. He pushed us to put out the best sports section we could, and everyone went the extra mile because it was for Lou.
Comment | Posted at 05:30pm via Condolence

Mike Murphy

I was saddened to learn of Louis' passing. As a journalist for 45 years (35 of them at The Sun) I knew Louis not only as a journalist but as a friend. I was sports editor of The Sun from 1970-75 so I know what it takes to do what he did and the depth of his effort to do what is right for his readers and his community as well as the student athletes and coaches. Ditto for his auto racing coverage. While I was the sports information director at Cal State SB, Louis not only covered our games a few times, he met with myself and our athletic director to discuss how coverage of local college athletics could improve even when the newspaper chain was giving the virtual ax to that kind of coverage. After I retired, I continued to read his columns and often was able to email him with some updates on former local high school and college athletes who were doing well as pros or as coaches or administrators. Some of those made his column. I am glad he chose to print two of my "updates" -- on Aaron Brooks, Jimmy Smith and Daniel Sorensen -- in his final column written just days before he died. In my mind, Louis ranks right up there with some of his predecessors when it comes to commitment and support of community journalism as it applies to sports -- Garland Rose (Press Enterprise:, Claude Anderson (The Sun), Jim Bryant (Daily Report) and one who remains a standard bearer for local (not LA) coverage -- Obrey Brown of the Redlands and Highland Community News papers. My condolences to the Brewster family who must know that people will not soon forget Louis' contributions to the profession and to readership of the papers he has worked for and been published in over the years.

Mike Murphy
Comment | Posted at 04:37pm via Condolence

Leonor Vivanco-Prengaman

I will miss my dear friend deeply. I wish your family peace to bring comfort, and nothing but loving, happy memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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