Brewster Bermingham Carroll died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Monday, October 22 after a yearlong battle with kidney cancer. He was 62 years old. Minnie Millard Carroll, his wife of 20 years, was at his side. He fought with a fierce stoicism, but in the end, also showed incredible grace at having to leave a great party far too soon. He spent his last days doing what he loved most — enjoying tender moments with his family and laughing with his closest friends.
Brewster graduated from North Carolina State University and Columbia Business School. He pursued successful careers in venture capital and, most recently, options and futures trading.
Brewster was admired and loved for his authenticity, humor and steadfast character by an ever growing group of dear friends in Tiburon, Calif., where he had happily resided since 2008; Great Island, Mass., where he spent almost every summer since childhood; and New York City, where he grew up.
As a native New Yorker with deep roots in the South, Brewster was a quintessential gentleman. He effortlessly put all those around him at ease with his warmth and quick wit. He will be lovingly remembered as an endlessly patient husband, a devoted father, a tireless part-time coach and a beautiful tennis player.
Brewster was predeceased by his parents, Harriet Bermingham Carroll and Dr. Robert Ernst Carroll. He is survived by his wife, Minnie, and two young sons, Wyatt Bermingham Carroll and Charlie Millard Carroll. In addition, he is also survived by his stepmother, Jane Chace Carroll, stepbrother Jonanthan Clay and his sisters, Judith Carroll and Janet Schapiro.
Fun was had by all at a sellout tennis tournament in Brewster’s honor, held on Friday, November 9 at the Tiburon Peninsula Club. A memorial service will be held at 2:30PM on January 23 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Belvedere with a reception to follow at the Corinthian Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Fresh Air Fund in Brewster’s name.