Phillip King Brown
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10-29-1935-6-30-2014Phil Brown was born to Lydia and Rollo Brown in San Francisco, on October 29, 1935, making him a proud native of The City. He attended elementary school in SF until age 11 when his parents, against Phil's wishes, moved the family to Healdsburg. Phil graduated from Healdsburg High in 1953, and attended Santa Rosa JC and then UCLA, where he earned a BA in Theater Arts in 1957. In 1956 while at UCLA, he met his future wife Maurine. After a stint in the Army he returned to UCLA and earned his Master's degree also in Theater Arts, concentrating on radio and television. Phil and Maurine married in 1961 and settled in San Francisco where Phil attended night classes to get his teaching credential. He began teaching in the Broadcasting Department at City College in 1966. He gave his all to the Department and to the College. He retired in 1996 and then returned part time to run the telecourses program. When the college decided to add on-line courses, he decided that it was too big a job to do part time and retired for good. During their working years and in retirement, Phil and Maurine enjoyed theater, musical performances, cooking and entertaining-both dinner for friends and big parties, skiing in winter and hiking in the summer at Tahoe and yearly trips either in the United States or in Europe. And, of course, there were many years of ballroom dancing. As members of Golden Gate Smooth Dancers they danced many a Sunday afternoon away, thoroughly enjoying themselves and the friends they had made there.
Phil leaves behind his much loved wife, Maurine, son Larry, and daughter-in law Loretta.
At his request there were no services.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on July 20, 2014