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Richard L. Brown

1938 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Mr. Richard L. Brown, age 77 of 176 Columbus Ave. Berkshiretown, died Wednesday afternoon at his home after a long illness. He was born in the former House of Mercy Hospital in Pittsfield, June 27,1938, the son of the late Kenneth S. and Mildred Carty Brown. A life long resident of the central Berkshires, he was a 1956 graduate of Lee High School. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany until his discharge Nov. 3, 1958. Over the years, Dick was employed at Kimberly Clark, Howard Johnsons' and Shaeffer Eaton. In 1986, after leaving Shaeffer Eaton, he purchased Editions' Limited. Together with his family, they operated the store for 12 years until its voluntary merger with a California company. Dick then retired and his son, Rick, went to Crane & Co. while his son, Mark, stayed with the new company. He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Smith, whom he married June 18, 1960 at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Lenoxdale. Together, they raised two sons, Rick and his wife, Bonnie Santora Brown and Mark and his wife, Mary Beth Potash Brown. He is also survived by a grandson, Cameron S. Brown, three brothers, Dan, David and Mike Brown, and his two sisters, Kay Hoyt and Maureen Baran. His brother, Kenny Brown predeceased him. FUNERAL NOTICE: Brown, Richard L., age 77, of Pittsfield, died Oct. 21st. Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be Saturday, Oct. 24th beginning at 8:30a.m. Funeral services will follow at 10a.m. with the Rev. John C. Salatino, pastor of St. Mark's Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith family lot in Pittsfield, Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 23, 2015
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