The bar in Glen Burnie closed only two days a year. And on those days — Christmas and Thanksgiving — owner Jean Louise Brady Klus invited regulars to come have dinner at her home.
“We’re not going to abandon them,” Mrs. Klus told her five children, recalled her daughter Paige SeBour.
Mrs. Klus, who owned and managed Brewster’s Saloon in Glen Burnie, died Christmas Day of complications relating to Alzheimer’s disease. The Catonsville resident was 78.
She was born in Baltimore in 1940 to Beulah Butler, a baker, and George Brady, a boxer, singer and truck driver. Her paternal grandmother, Nellie Mae Ruth, was a cousin of baseball’s Babe Ruth.