Jack A. Brown

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OCONOMOWOC, WI Jack Ainsworth Brown of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away at the age of 82 on Thursday, April 4, 2013 while at Angel's Grace Hospice. He was born on May 2, 1930 in State College to Edward L. and Mabel Leitzell Brown. He is survived by his wife, Esther Ann; daughter, Catherine Parrish and her husband Rick and their son, Brian; daughter, Barbara Brown and her husband Ben Beasley; sisters, Jill Brown Smith and Jennifer Bercovitch. A son, Edward T. Brown and daughter, Elizabeth B. Atkins preceded him in death. Jack attended Mercersburg Academy where he graduated Cum Laude in 1948. He attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 1952. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and served as the Head Football Manager for Penn State in 1951. After graduation from Penn State, Jack served in the U.S. Army Finance Corp. and then returned to Penn State and worked on his Masters Degree while teaching. In 1955 Jack joined Centre County Canning Corp. and in 1962, Jack joined Hanover Foods Corp. in Hanover, serving as manager of accounting and administrative services. He was subsequently appointed Treasurer and CFO. He retired from Hanover Foods in 1997 as VP Finance and Treasurer. While in Hanover, Jack was a member and President of the Arcadian Social Club, President of the Hanover Industrial Management Club, Treasurer of the York-Adams Mental Health Association and of the York-Hanover United Way. The Browns moved to Oconomowoc, Wis., in 1998 and eventually shared homes between Wisconsin and Arizona. He was a member of several social clubs and humanitarian efforts over the years. He enjoyed reading, playing golf and bridge, the ocean, especially Ocean City, Md. He followed the Pirates and Steelers. Memorial donations can be made to the or the local United Way. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at the First Congregational UCC, 815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc, Wis. Visitation at 4 p.m. - Service and dinner following.
Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 26, 2013
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