BROWN Karl Joseph Brown, aged 72, of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2012. Karl was born March 5, 1940 in Columbus, OH to Anna and Harry Brown; both preceding him in death. Married to Carol for 51 years; they raised their family in Columbus. He was a graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School and Franklin University with Bachelor's degree in Business with Summa Cum Laude honors. During his career, he worked at ITT, owned a contracting business and retired from Farmers Insurance in 2004. During retirement, he and his wife traveled the country making many friends and memories along the way. Following his Cursillo weekend Karl developed a passion for serving food pantries. Karl was an active member of St. Thomas More Newman Center for over 30 years, touching many lives with his involvement in Pre-Cana and the Paulist Associates. Karl is survived by his wife, Carol; sister, Carol Unrue; and brother, Arthur Brown; son Kenneth, his wife Andrea and their children Virginia and Andrew, daughters Monica Janes, Julie Panzer and her husband Ed; Sister Mary Dolores Brown IHM (Nancy) and Jeannine Ferry and her children Zach and Davis. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas More Newman Center 64 West Lane Avenue on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Karl's name to: The Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary of Wichita, 145 S. Millwood Wichita, KS 67213. Condolences can be offered at www.schoedinger.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 24, 2012