Roland (Ron) Keith Brewster passed away Sept. 19, 2013, in Lompoc, Calif., from cancer, at the home of his friend of over 50 years, Dan Sabatini, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. I am sure that his big brother, Wayne Brewster, who passed away ten months ago, met Ron to lead the way home. He was born July 29, 1943, in Saginaw, son of the late John Jay and Ellen (Nellie) Brewster.
Ron was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
, serving from 1962-1966 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a hair stylist for over 50 years and owned Odyssey Hair Productions in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. from 1995 until retiring December of 2012, employing a staff of 12.
Ron always said "I knew at the age of seven I would be destined to be cutting hair - after cutting my 5-year-old sister's hair on a wash tub on the front porch at our farm in Michigan... however I didn't plan on getting paid with a good spanking from Mom!" He served clients from 1 to 103 and loved his profession.
Ron loved to sing and was a member of The Gay Men's Chorus of San Diego for ten years until the development of COPD made it impossible to continue. He loved to do landscaping, body building and traveling.
Ron leaves behind his son, Ken (Sarah) Wyble and grandchildren, Jonathan and Averil of Aurora, Colo.; siblings, Gary (Susan) Brewster of St. Augustine, Fla., Vivian (Mark) Pifher of Coleman, Dean (Marchell) Brewster of Midland, Ellen (Steve) Sibbitt of Salado, Texas and Jean (Eldon) Clarke of Bonnie Lake, Wash.; sister-in-law, Judy Brewster of Edgar, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three half-brothers, Jack, Jim and Alan Brewster; half-sister, Edna Brewster; brother-in-law, Alan Bower; and brother, Wayne Brewster.
Ron was the most caring and giving person with a great sense of humor. He gave of himself never expecting anything in return.
Per Ron's request, cremation has taken place with Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, Lompoc, Calif., handling the arrangements. Memorials may be offered to the organization of choice.