Gerald A. Brown

Gerald A. Brown passed away on Aug. 20, 2009, at his home in Brunswick, Maine. 

 He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carmele (Spaddy) Brown; his sister Barbara Woodard,(Ran); his five children, Ethan Brown, J. Stanley Brown (Cindy), Barbara Calhoun (Bob), Pamela Brown (Jonathan) and Paula Seebode (Fred); seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Born in 1927, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mabel Brown.

He was raised in Granville, N.Y., by his grandmother, Lena Spence Brown. He graduated from the Naval Academy and served 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force where he developed Brown’s black box, an early guidance system for unmanned rockets. He was a marketing executive for General Electric and Litton Industries, then ran his own small business, Maryland Mower and Cycle in Frederick, Md., for 20 years. 

He belonged to Bethel United Methodist Church in Rohrersville, Md., for 30 years. He sang in the choir, was an usher, counted the offering, attended all the potluck suppers and was leader in the church.  He loved poetry, trees, history, mountains, singing and his large extended family and friends. He will be missed.

There will be a family service and interment of his ashes at the Mettowee Cemetery in Granville on Sunday, Sept. 6, at noon.

 

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