Frederick W. Brown Jr., 59, of Caln, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
Born in Bryn Mawr on Sept. 25, 1953, Frederick was the son of Edith (Wylie) and Frederick W. Brown Sr., both deceased.
Frederick led a fulfilling professional and family life.
After graduating from Villanova University, he earned a master's degree from Drexel University.
Frederick worked as a mechanical engineer for The Boeing Co. in Ridley Park for more than 30 years. In 2010, he was recognized by Boeing as a Technical Fellow.
He was also an adjunct professor at Villanova University in the mechanical engineering department for 30 years.
When not at work, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially fly fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed following local sports teams, especially his Villanova Wildcats college basketball team. He was also a licensed amateur ham radio operator.
Frederick was a proud father and grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He was active in his church and was a past president of the Holy Name Society.
Frederick is survived by his beloved wife, Eileen M. (Glatfelter) Brown, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage; his children, Eric M. (Amanda), Matthew E. (Cynthia) and Katheryn Brown (Kenneth); and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear sister, Susan March (Stephen); half sister Fannah Proper; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 80 S. 17th Ave., Coatesville, and to his funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380.
Arrangements are being handled by the Donohue Funeral Home, 43 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, 610-269-3080. Online at www.donohuefuneralhome.com.