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Carl Brown Jr.

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Carlton Brown Jr.

1933 - 2015 NEWFANE Carlton Madison, "Carl" Brown, 81, of Wildwood Acres, a lifelong resident of the West River Valley went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday night, May 16, 2015, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Brown was born in Wardsboro on July 23, 1933, the son of Carlton and Marion (Gould) Brown. He was a graduate of Leland & Gray Seminary, Class of 1951. He went on to attend the University of Vermont where he received his B.A. in Economics, Class of 1955. While at U.V.M. he was active in the university's R.O.T.C. program and went on to proudly serve his nation for 32 years in the U.S. Army Reserves retiring the rank of Colonel. For seven years he had been employed as a customer service representative for Suburban Propane in Brattleboro where he retired from in 1996. Previously he had worked for the former Melsur Corporation on Ferry Road. With his wife, Mr. Brown owned and operated the Log Cabin Gift Shop on Route 30 in Newfane purchasing the shop in 1969. Prior to operating the gift shop he had worked for U.S. Steel Company employed as a production control supervisor working in the company's Trenton, New Jersey and Worcester, Massachusetts offices. Steadfast in his walk of faith, with his wife, Verlaine, he served as a missionary for Calvary International serving abroad for six years. The couple's missionary posts included Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico. For a total of 19 years the Brown's continued to share the gospel and raise funds for unreached people groups. Mr. Brown was a longtime member of Agape Christian Fellowship where he served as an elder in charge of missions and was a former member of Gideon's International. Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed the outdoors, splitting wood, and growing African Violets. Every spring, he looked forward to sugaring, a seasonal event he learned from his grandfather. He also cherished time shared with his family. He was a faithful and devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. On November 29, 1957 at the Teaneck Community Church he was married to Verlaine Siter who survives. Besides his loving wife of 57 years he leaves two sons, Carlton "Matt" Brown, III and his wife, Louella of Northfield, MA and Russell Brown and his wife, Jennifer of Raleigh, N.C., one daughter, Sarah "Sally" Winchester and her husband, Kirk of Townshend, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Walter Brown and two sisters, Evelyn Cobb and Virginia Nystrom. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at Community Bible Chapel on Atwood Street with Pastor Michael Gantt, of Agape Christian Fellowship officiating. A reception will follow the services to be held in the church's fellowship hall. Burial with military honors will take place at 2 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Mr. Brown's name may be made to, The Oaxaca Project. Checks can be made out to Agape Christian Fellowship, 30 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Atamaniuk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 19, 2015
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