Mrs. Ellen Brown, Deb, Chris, wife an children - my deepest sympathy for your loss. RIP Rick !!!
I am so sorry for your loss. I work at 2/90 Sign Systems and have communicated with Rick for several years. He was always such a pleasure to speak with and was always in a great mood. Please know your family is in my thoughts.
Diane, Ryan and Mandi,
So sorry to hear about Rick. First time I was formally introduced to him (when he and Ryan came to pick up Kate) I told him I recognized him from the Liberty football games. He told me not to hold that against Ryan - he's a good kid. My sympathy to all of you. You are in my prayers.
Diane and family ...so sorry to read of your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you
Diane - Angela and I were deeply saddened to learn of Rick's passing; we so enjoyed being with you and him at our USMA Reunion just a few short months ago. For those of us who shared the experience of being F-1 company mates in the Class of 1973, there is no other word to describe the relationship other than as brothers. I'll miss my brother Rick.
Dave Ramm USMA 1973 F-1
I knew cousin Rick since we were young. He and I shared the Army experience and he was one of the few who took me out for a meal when I returned from Iraq in 2004. I also had the chance to meet his classmate from West Point, Gen. Abazaid, while in Baghdad.
I will miss Rick and offer my sincerest sympathy to Aunt Ellen and the other Browns.
Dear Diane and family, Rick was one of a kind good, kind, and rich with his smile. He always was happy and had a catchy smile. So saddened by this tragedy God be with u and your family at this most difficult time.
Tom and Donna Tonkin RIP
To the Brown Family:
Rick's love of family and life are the dominant themes we see reading the many messages. I was a company mate of Rick's at West Point. As Ryan can attest, those were challenging times, mentally and physically. Through it all Rick provided a great measure of comic relief that helped me get through some particularly rough times. I will be forever greatful that I had the chance to know Rick and got to call him my friend.
Del Meincke, F-1, '73
You are in my thoughts. To your family, my heart felt condolences.
I heard from Rose that Rick passed. I am so sad for your loss. I know he was a very caring man and I enjoyed running into him when I worked in the Poconos.
My deepest sympathies,
The Parisi Family
Brian, Steph, Nathan and Andrew
formally of 2228 evening sun rd
So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I knew him as "the sign guy" here at work in Swiftwater. He always had a friendly greeting. Rick will be missed.
Our family was deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing. We so looked forward to meeting him when we come for the wedding in September. Christopher was excited to have Rick as a father-in-law and is grieving also. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to your family as you deal with this unbelievable tragedy. May God bless you all.
Fond memories of growing up on the streets of Pen Argyl as kids. Playing football and Rick the obvious ultimate weapon..running the ball for the now long forgotten West End Honey Bees. It is very obvious that he will be missed by so many people that he touched in this life. He was an original. God bless his family and friends as they try to cope with this sudden loss. Rest now Rick and thank you for a life well lived.
May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Patty S. A&H Sportswear
Rick will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He was a compassionate husband and father. He was so proud of his family, and this was the centerpiece of his life. Rick was also a West Point classmate of many of ours, and really kept the West Point flame burning for all of us.
You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathies to the Brown family. I was a roommate of Rick at West Point and got to know him well. I am so glad we got to spend some real quality time with Rick and Diane at our 45th West Point Reunion in September. Rest in Peace Rick Brown for a life well lived. You will be missed.
We were always so proud of
Rick. He was an inspiration to us all and new the true meaning of family. What a wonderful man.
Dear Diane, Mandi and Ryan,
We were so saddened to hear of Rick ' s passing. He always made us laugh when we saw him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God puts His loving arms around you all at this time so that you may find peace. God bless.
Larry and Bonnie Winch
Diane. I was so sadden to hear about Ricks passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in eternal peace with our Heavenly Father.
To all of Rick's Family,
We were so sadden and shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Rick. Rick, LeRoy and I were high school classmates and LeRoy and Rick were neighbors growing up. We were so looking forward to catching up with him at our reunion this year. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rick will be missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure to know him.
Words cannot express how shocked and saddened I am about Rick's passing. As cadets of course we were immortal, and Rick especially so - always full of life and energy. Many of us have lost a friend. We'll miss him.
Dana Mather, USMA 1973 F-1
Dear Brown Family,
I have known Rick since I was in grade school as I went to school with his sister Debbie, in fact I was in her wedding at West Point. He always made me laugh even though I was so much younger and sometimes didn't get the joke. My heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. I think he is making someone laugh in Heaven right now.
Deborah Harman (nee Frey and Gold)
To the Brown Family:
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Rick. I hope that the many memories you have amassed over the years will ameliorate at least some of your sorrow.
Rick exuded such vibrancy and energy at our recent West Point Class Reunion that the news of his death is as sudden, as it is sad.
Rick and I met over forty four years ago during Beast Barracks - Cadet Basic Training - at West Point. He was one of my two roommates that formative Summer of 1969. We have had a good laugh about our shared travails and triumphs since then.
I know that Rick was very proud of you all. He was eager to tell me about Diane and his children, while catching up in 2009 for the first time since graduation!
Blessings to you all,
Conrad Taylor, USMA '73
Cedric and I had not met while at West Point. His passing, though, is like that of a brother. My wife, Lydia, and I offer you our condolences over Cedric's passing. May he rest in peace and his memories live on, forever.
Lydia and Lee Pollock
Diane, Mandi and Ryan,
I became reacquainted with Rick during Ryan's 4 years at West Point as we shared the journey of those 4 years with both Ryan and my daughter, Caroline. I was stunned with the news this afternoon . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by me as well. I am very grateful for those times we shared between 2005 and 2009.
Dear Diane and family, Mrs Brown, Chris and Debbie
We offer our deepest sympathy to you all during this very difficult time. Growing up a few doors from the Brown family is a memory I will always have. Our families have been longtime friends . It is difficult to find all the words to describe how much we enjoyed Rick over the years. Certainly he always left us with a smile and laughter in our heart. You will be missed by many and will forever remain in our hearts. RIP Ricky and Diane you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Karin Curcio
Diane,Ryan,andMandi. Rick will be missed more than you can imagine. He was a great friend to us. Rick was always there whenever you needed anything . His laughter, smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Diane you lost a true friend and spouse and our heart goes out to you more than you'll ever know. May he rest in peace. Friends forever, Joe and Philomena
Diane, You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for you and your children's loss. God Bless and be strong, but allow yourself time to heal.
I am so sorry to hear about Rick. I always looked forward to seeing him when he visited our site.
My heart goes out to you in such a difficult time of sorrow. You have been on my heart since Monday morning & I have been praying for you since then. I have recruited many others to pray for you & your family as well. There is nothing to be said to make this any easier or any less devastating... all I can say is that I'm here (we all are) for anything you need - even just a shoulder to cry on or an attentive ear to listen. We had a very nice mini service with Russel from Pastoral Care this morning, and there wasn't a dry eye afterward! We are all here for you, Diane. We love you! I pray that God places His healing hands on your heart and helps you to find comfort. Your work family misses you, supports you, and loves you, Diane! Love, Rachel
A true tragedy. Mandi and Ryan, your father was a wonderful man and a true gentleman. Too many memories of softball games with him coaching; all of them involving Mr. Brown making us laugh til we cried. My deepest sympathies to both of you and your family.
My Condolences to the Family.
Rick, I'm going to really miss you. "RIP"
With deepest sympathy, our hearts go out to the family in this time of sorrow and loss. This was a shock, he spent his life serving others.
Diane and Children:
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved, husband, father and friend. He will be missed by all those lives he has touched. May you find comfort in Gods everlasting love to get you through this most difficult time. He always had a smile on his face and was the life of a gathering. May God bless you, and keep you and make his light to shine upon you and give you peace.
Diane (Fegley) Chlandi
Christopher Fegley's Mom
Diane, Mandi and Ryan
We are so sorry for your loss - Rick was truly a great friend. Always made you smile and laugh, this world will not be the same without him -We were truly blessed to part of his life and will miss him very much
Lisa and Paul Swingle
Our sincere condolences go out to Diane and the entire Brown family. Rick was a great guy that was always the life of every party. He will be missed by all that ever had the pleasure of knowing him.May he forever rest in peace.
Praying for you all to be comforted by our loving Father, who gives Peace no one else can. May your memories carry you through your grief.
I am so sad to hear of Rick's passing. We grew up together, graduated together and have always remained friends. His energy and humor were legendary! We've lost a good man here, and much too soon.
Ricky was a great friend of the family. He was a piece of work who always made everyone smile. He was the life of the party and a good man. He was a great friend to my parents and will truly be missed. Him and his family are in my prayers.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Diane and the entire Brown family.Rick was a great person who always had a smile on his face and the life of any party. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Rick. You will never be forgotten.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Diane, Ryan, and Mandi. Rick will be missed by all who knew him. You are in our prayers.
To the Family:
I am so very saddened and shocked to hear of Rick's passing. We have recently been in contact regarding the PAHS Class of 1969 and I enjoyed our memories. We were friends throughout all of our school years and I always found him to be kind and thoughtful. My sympathies.
Diane and family,We were saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved husband.
Our thoughts are with you at the difficult time.
Wilma & Dan McConnell
To the Brown Family:
He was my good high school classmate, friend and fellow football team mate. We just got reconnected after so many years and I had just spoke to him last week. My sympathy and tears go out to you all. May his loving memory carry us all through this time. He was a man of honor, integrity and goodness. I so looked forward to see him at the reunion....now I will have to wait until we have our reunion in the clouds of Heaven.
May the Love of God fill your hearts and ease the pain in the days to come. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Our thoughts & prayers to the Brown family at this sorrowful time. RIP Rick With our Deepest Sympathy....Love, Rose, Paul & Zachary Trotter
Diane- All of Rick's West Point classmates are stunned and truly saddened. We are so glad that you two were able to attend our recent reunion! I know that several of us will be attending the service on Saturday morning (so far, Mike P, Rick R and me).
Please know that we love you and stand ready to help you in any way that we can. We will greatly miss Rick and his sharp wit, keen insights, and strong ties of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy.
May God grant you and your family great peace during this time of grief and in the years to come. -Chip Pettigrew
To the family,
I am so sorry and surprised to hear about Rick.
Rick was a good friend in High School and the life of the party.
Through the years since our graduation in 1969 I thought about him often. He will be missed.
Our heart felt sympathies are with you,
Our deepest sympathy to the Brown family. I had been working with Rick on the upcoming reunion. Such a devoted man in every way. He will be deeply missed by many. May God comfort you all in this very difficult time. Martin and Sharon Cory classes of 69 & 70.
With sincere sympathy to the Brown family. May God Bless.......
Dear Diane, Ryan and Mandi,
it is such a shock! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time!
I will never forget the many trips Rick and I took to West Point to deliver boodle packages!
Love Steve and Yanny
To the family of Rick Brown,
I extend my deepest sympathy on your very devastating loss. Rick was a genuine friend of mine and always provided his overwhelming support for the students of Pen Argyl Area High School during my tenure as principal. His departure from this life is extremely difficult for me to grasp. I will always cherish his wit, wry smile and laugh, and the pride he expressed about Pen Argyl Area High School. Rest in peace my friend!
John C. Smith
Dear Diane and family, I am truly shocked and saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I've had the pleasure of knowing him since he started doing the signage at Merck in Whitehouse Station and always enjoyed catching up on work, hobbies (his mustang), and family when we ran into each other. Please accept my sincere condolences. From one of his many friends at Merck. Doreen
Dear Diane and family,
My sincerest thoughts and prayers to you at this most difficult time. Take comfort in your memories and the love and support of family and friends.
I always felt a special connection to Rick, both PA guys and he was a great friend and roommate. Sue and I both enjoyed visiting with y'all in Sep and can't imagine a world without his humor and convictions. We will truly miss him.
Rick & Sue Reese
Jeanne and I are very saddened. You, Mandi, Ryan, and the entire family will be in our prayers.
Long time ago I met Rick in the F-1 barracks. From that very first day he was always there to help me and I needed his help. Absolutely selfless he was, always there to carry another through difficult times.
"Well Done, Be Thou at Peace" is what comes to mind right now--those words from the final stanza of the West Point Alma Mater. I clearly recall his telling me in the recent past how much he loved West Point and how proud he was that he was a member of the F-1 "Marching 100." I am but one member of the "Marching 100" and yet I am certain everyone of us agrees that we were honored to have served and "enjoyed" that experience with Rick. The bond the "Marching 100" has is strong and special and Rick remains in it forever.
"May He Rest in Peace."
PS--love that photo with Rick wearing our class jacket. Says it all!
Diane- I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Rick. We all had such a great time at the USMA reunion and Rick always livened up the room. We had a nice talk that final night at the dinner. He was my friend and I will miss him. My prayers are with you and your children. Norm and Janet White