This is a random way to stumble across a guest book but I was thinking of Reverend Brown today-- I'm not even sure why. I was sitting on my couch and somehow I started thinking about going to church as a kid, at new city UMC, and how much I enjoyed going when reverend brown was there. He was so interesting and kind and easy to relate to and now that I'm saying this I'm wondering if he ruined me for all other reverends because starting off with him as a model is a pretty hard act to follow. I was very sorry to hear of his passing when I did, but please know that he made such a wonderful impression on people that some of us will Google him at 4:30 on a Wednesday because we are just fondly remembering him.
I'm writing this on Don's 80th birthday, I grew up with Don, I lived at 101 w. Allendale ave. and Don lived a few doors down from me.
We did everything together until I moved away to Ridgewood in 1949.
I dated his sister Meta, we called her Sis then
I have a picture of Don and me with our rifles and helmets standing by our underground fort, behind his dad' garage.
I could go on forever and I am regretful I didn't touch base with him in our latter years.
Happy 80th Don May you rest in piece.
Tucson, az. 85739.
We will sincerely miss our Brother. We thank him for his service to the Order of Saint Luke and his years of faithful ministry.
So many fond memories of Don and Gail from our days together at New City UMC. We considered Don not only our pastor but our friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gail and the family.
Don Brown and his perfect partner, Gail, transformed our marriage and our lives through their work in Marriage Encounter. Our hearts go out to Gail, their children, grandchildren, and many friends.
Dear Gail and family. When I heard of Don's death, memories of him leading my mother's (Alice Bohlke Borst) funeral service flashed in my awareness Don and you all were a great gift to Spring Valley UMC and to our family. We celebrate Don's life and pray for you as you give him back to God.
Grace and Peace, Elsa and John
"TO LIVE IN HEARTS THAT LOVE IS NOT TO DIE."PLEASE KNOW WE ARE THINKING OF YOU.
Beth Goodrich Millikan and Jim Goodrich
A candle for you grandpa. <3 love you always
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
I am truly sorry to hear about Don's death. We went to grade and highschool together and I remember him as a gentle, happy individual who got along with everybody. My condolences to his family. Elinor Critchley Watson, (Tibby), Holland, PA
We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a special person and has been a special part of our family for many years; we will cherish the memories always. My husband and I were blessed to have Don participate in our wedding and we will always remember that special day and how Don made it even more meaningful. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gail and the family.
It is our loss but heaven's gain. To the Brown family, our condolences. From Acevedo family. Attended New City UMC, friend of Deana and Peter.
Sending my sympathy and prayers.
Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family Gail in your loss.
One of my dearest childhood friends. He will be missed by many and is a big loss to this world. Many memories of "Bean", and our other friends in Allendale from the 30's on to the present. Love to the all the family.
My condolences to the family. I am sorry to read of your loss. May the Almighty God (Psalm 83:18) comfort you during this difficult time.
Don was an absolutely amazing man of God who I was privileged to work with for a short time when he was District Superintendent. I have fond memories of times spent with him and his equally amazing wife, Gail. I love them both so dearly and know there are many, many others who feel the same way. Don will be dearly missed by all of us. My sihcere sympathy goes out to his entire family and all of his friends.
My sympathies to the family. I am the daughter of Howard Vernon Rustin, the organist at Spring valley, NY UMC (for 72 years!)
I am grateful to have met Rev. Brown again on Long Island at Laura & Howard Margolis' wedding a few years ago. He was a lovely man & a gifted pastor.
I am so sorry for your loss. He taught me so much and helped in more ways than I can even count. I will pray for you all.
Our thoughts are with family and friends.
Rev Brown was the Pastor of our church Belle Vista when I made myConfirmation . Rev Brown was a caring loving man. I would tease him about being responsible for my Church involvement My deepest sympathy to Mrs Brown and the children and grandchildren
Fondly Norma Lee Smith
Don was a true servant of God who touched the lives of so many in ways he couldn't even have imagined. We were privileged to have known him as our pastor and our friend. Our deepest love and sympathy to his family and our thanks to God for placing him in our path. --Toni and Diana Johnston
To the Brown family, I'm so sorry for your great loss. My prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry for your loss...Don was a terrific pastor and leader...a humble servant of the Lord...May God be your Comforter and Strength in these days...and may the promises of Christ give you hope and peace.
Don (and Gail) have left an imprint of love on our hearts that nothing, (not even death) can remove. Don's legacy of faith, wisdom and compassion lives on.