Violet Lobkowitz Brown

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Violet Lobkowitz Brown Obituary
Violet Lobkowitz Brown of West Chester Violet Lobkowitz Brown passed away at Chester County Hospital on February 21, 2011, due to complications from influenza. She was born in Wilkinsburg, on October 20, 1925, the only child of Edgar Lobkowitz and Violet Groening Lobkowitz. Violet graduated from Lewistown High School in 1943, and after one year at Virginia Intermont College she attended Pennsylvania State College in 1944 and 1945. There she met her husband to be, Melvin Brown, and formed a life long partnership of love and devotion to each other. After marriage in 1948 they lived in various locations in Pennsylvania and Maryland until 1954 when Violet had one of her cherished dreams realized in being able to move to the town she always wanted to live in, West Chester. Violet and her family lived in the area with homes in Glen Acres and West Goshen before settling into their 43-year home in Westtown. Violet had a life long interest in art and antiques, and after her children were raised she started her own antiques business that flourished both in antique malls and on the antique show circuit. She was well known for her knowledge of Canton Chine and antique jewelry, and established a clientele that relied on her integrity for only offering the highest quality merchandise. Due to health problems complicated by osteoporosis, she had to retire from the business in 1999. Violet is survived by her husband, Melvin, her son Stephen with his wife Patrice and grandson Noah, and her son Stuart with his wife Nina and grandson Michael. Her daughter, Virginia Brown Gilleas predeceased her in November 2010. Violet will be missed by her family and friends who recognized the high standards for integrity that she maintained all of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, at the Founds Funeral Home, Inc., 229 South High Street, West Chester, 610-696-0134, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham Township. Due to Violet's love of animals, particularly her cherished cats, it is asked that in lieu of flowers, donations to the Chester County SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. Online condolences may be made at www.foundsfuneralhome.com.

Published in Daily Local News on Feb. 23, 2011
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