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Elmer James Brown
Elmer James Brown, 95, of Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at his residence. He is the husband of the late Mary (Kovacs) Brown. Elmer was born in Hellertown on February 12, 1917 to the late Wye J. Brown and Stella (Weaver) Brown. He served our country faithfully in the US Navy during WWII in two campaigns. Elmer worked at the former Bethlehem Steel as a crane operator/welder, retiring in 1979 after 33 years of service. He is a member of First United Church of Christ, Hellertown, Edward H. Ackerman Post 397, Dewey Fire Co., Hellertown Democratic Club, former Coach of the Hellertown Little League. He was inducted into the Northampton County American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame and was a player for the Hellertown Legion 1932-1933-1934. Survivors: Children: Glenn R. and his wife Ann L. Brown of Bethlehem, Lucy E. wife of Ken W. Smith of Westford, MA; grandchildren: Matt Brown, Andrea Descheemaeker, Travis Smith and Jeffrey Smith; great-grandchildren: Owen and August Descheemaeker and Quinton Brown. Predeceased by brothers Joe, Paul, Robert, Alfred, Charles, and Leon; sisters: Mae, Charlotte and Eileen. Services: Family and friends are invited to call 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street - Hellertown followed by the service at 11 a.m. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown with military honors. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Hellertown Historical Society, PO Box 124, Hellertown, PA 18055.
Published in Morning Call on June 10, 2012
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