Estelle H. Brown, 79, of New Jersey, formerly of Inverness, Fla., died Feb. 18, 2014, at Bergen County Healthcare Center. Estelle was born June 3, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Frederick and Estelle Strubel. She moved to Inverness in 1978 from Hillside, Md. Estelle worked for various banks over the years. She retired in 1999 from Brannen Banks, where she spent more than 20 years in the bookkeeping department. Estelle was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and member of the Women's Army Corp Veterans Association Chapter 78 in Crystal River. She was an active parishioner and volunteer at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Estelle moved to New Jersey in 2008 to be closer to her son.
Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her brother, Gustav. Survivors include her son, Steven Brown of Ogdensburg, N.J.; sister, Doris and her husband Mark Edgar of Edgewater Md.; niece, Kellie Feck of Sykesville, Md.; and nephews, Chris Edgar of Edgewater, Md., and Michael Amrhein of Las Vegas, Nev.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the Heinz Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the New York City Chapter of the
, 360 Lexington Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.