Samuel Yale BRASS
FUNERAL HOME
Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME
BRASS, Samuel Yale
Samuel Yale Brass, 89, a long-time resident of Admiral's Cove, Jupiter, FL and beloved member of the Kennebunkport, ME, community, passed away suddenly and peacefully on May 28, 2015. Yale was Senior Captain for American Airlines for 32 years. He proudly served as a Commander in the US Navy in WW II, during the Cuban Crisis and the Korean War. He attended Bates College before WW II and graduated from Boston University in business. Yale loved sports and was a devoted Red Sox fan, member of Arundel Lodge #76 AF & AM, New York Athletic Club, Kennebunk River Club, and The Club at Admiral's Cove. Yale genuinely loved people. He wanted to know about you and your life, because he valued conversation and lasting relationships. He leaves behind a legacy of love and his wife of 30 years Adele. They shared their 'bonus life' spending time in both Kennebunkport, ME and Jupiter, FL; enjoying travel, the arts, reading, gardening, and most importantly family, friends and beloved pets. Yale's legacy also includes step-daughters Beth (Bob) Mandel and Karen (Scott) Goodfellow; grandchildren Andrea (Brett) Rosenberg, Robyn (Noah) Rice, Maggie (Brandon) Woodland and Lish (Whitney) Harris; and 8 great-grandchildren Nathan & Benji Rosenberg, Ethan & Jack Rice, Alyse & Grace Woodland, Yale & Brooklyn Harris; brother Simm; and companion dog Rosie. A period of visitation will be held 3 to 4:30PM Sunday, May 31, 2014, with a time of remembrance and sharing of memories at 4:30 PM at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jupiter Medical Center 1210 South Old Dixie Highway, Building East 1002 Jupiter, Florida 33458 and Temple Beth Am. 2250 Central Blvd, Jupiter, FL. 33458 (561) 747-1109 Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043. www.bibberfuneral.com
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Published by The Palm Beach Post from May 31 to Jun. 1, 2015.
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May
31
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3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME
May
31
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Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME
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Sam was a great friend and so much fun to be with . He loved the baseball season. He will be missed by all of us.
Jack Sabey
June 8, 2015
My sincere condolences to the Brass Family A great AAL Captain It was a pleasure to have known him and to fly with him. God Bless
Capt Vincent Krasniewicz
June 3, 2015
Sincerest condolances to Sam's family. Sam, a wonderful guy to work with at American Jack M. Beall Spruce Creek, Florida
June 2, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to Sam's family. Your loss is shared by many, especially at AAL. He was a true joy to fly with; competent, kind and with a huge sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
Brooks Dyer
June 1, 2015
Good man, good friend, fellow pilot. Good flight & smooth landing, Sam. Jim Shaw
June 1, 2015
Sam was one of the world's nicest guys. He never had a bad word for anybody.

Charlie Hawver
June 1, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to Sam's family. I will miss the wonderful conversations we always had at The monthly Grey Eagles luncheons down here in Florida. Sam always had a great story to tell. If you wanted American Airlines history or APA history, Sam was the guy to ask. Sam was a good friend, an excellent pilot, and an amazing leader. He gave so much of himself in service to his fellow pilots. He will be sorely missed.

A fellow pilot at American Airlines, Bob Furman
Bob Furman
May 31, 2015
On 29 December 1969, I boarded an AA flight from Newark to Dallas, as a brand new hire flight officer for American Airlines. Alerted by the gate agent that a new hire was on the flight, Captain Sam Brass, in command, invited me to ride in the cockpit jump seat. The copilot on the flight was Brad Crockett; I don't remember the FE's name, but I will always remember the warm welcome I received from Sam as a new hire and at that moment I knew this was going to be a great career. Over the ensuing years we kept in touch and I always reminded him of that memorable journey. May he rest in peace.
Peter Eschauzier
May 31, 2015
Flew with Sam a number of times over the years. Always a stand up guy. Enjoyed him very much. Condolences to his family at this time.
Russ Boggs
May 31, 2015
Sam was always a great man and American Pilot to be around. Since I spend about 4-5 months in Vero Beach, FL each year, it was always great to see Sam and talk about old times at AAL when the AA pilots met for lunch in West Palm Beach, FL. He was the greatest and a good friend. Condolences to his family. He had a great life.
Bob Paty
May 31, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the Brass Family. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) help you during this difficult time.
May 31, 2015
My condolences to Sam's family. A fellow pilot with American Airlines, he was a wonderful guy!
Jerry Nusloch
Jerry Nusloch
May 31, 2015
Sam was always a fine pilot and enjoyable crew mate to fly with at American. I am sorry for your loss.
Capt. Ivan Reddington
May 31, 2015
We shall miss our "special" neighbor. His beautiful smile, our meetings at the mailbox and the wonderful memories and stories he shared with us.
Al and Kay Hogan
May 31, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Bibber Family
May 31, 2015
Another from the 'Greatest Generation' in God's care.
Thank you for your service.
May 30, 2015
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