My name is Ralph Wellman Brewer and I am asking for your help. I live in Maryland, but my heart will always be in Maine as many in my family still live there. My youngest brother, 40 y/o Peyton Brewer-Ross from Bath, was one of the 18 innocents murdered by a gunman in Lewiston, Maine last night, 25 Oct. Peyton was doing one of the things he thought was so much fun - tossing around bean bags. He was playing cornhole with friends at Schemengees Bar and Grill when his life was cut short, way too short.
Peyton was doing well in life. He completed the grueling coursework and on-the-job training of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) rigorous apprenticeship program, graduating in 2022. He loved his job with BIW as a member of the pipe shop test crew, and recently assisted in the launch of Hull 523, Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124).
But most important to Peyton was his family. He leaves behind his partner in life Rachael, and their 2 year old daughter Elle. The loss of Peyton is devastating. Please help. All funds will go to help with funeral expenses and to assist Elle as she grows up without her father.