BROWN Byron C. Brown, Jr., age 92, longtime resident of Orange, beloved husband of Ruth Smith Brown, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born on August 18, 1919 in Dighton, Mass., he was the son of the late Byron Chester Sr and Alberta Betsy Carr Brown. He served with pride and honor in the US Navy during World War II in the Philippines and also served a short stint in the U.S. Army. Byron worked at Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven for thirty years. Prior to his retirement, he was a Plant Engineer for the Heli-Coil Company of Danbury and while employed, served as the President of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. After his retirement, Byron became a real estate agent with the Floyd Agency on the Boston Post Road in Orange. He was a member of the Masons in Hamden and served on the Republican Town Committee in Orange. Byron was an outgoing, gregarious and entertaining man who loved to tell a good story. He enjoyed vacationing in Maine, and especially loved the time he spent with his family at his summer home on Lake Zoar in Newtown which he built himself. He was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife Ruth of 69 years, he is survived by two daughters, Alberta Zolnik and her husband James of Guilford and Carolyn Brown of Chicago, IL and two cherished grandsons, Daniel Bryan Zolnik and his fiancÃ© Katie Osowiecki of Marlboro, MA and Dr. Timothy Adam Zolnik of Providence, RI. He was predeceased by his sister, Betsy Anderson. Friends and family may call on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460. Committal to follow at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange.
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Published in Connecticut Post from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2011