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Mr. Russell Luther Brown


1923 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Mr.   Russell Luther Brown Obituary
Mr. Russell Luther Brown, 90, of Walkersville, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born June 28, 1923 near Johnsville, he was the son of the late Charles S. and Mollie I. Beard Brown. He was the husband of Ruby Wisner Brown, his wife of 69 years.


Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army 531st Quartermaster Corps during World War II, seeing action in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Prior to the war he was employed at Glenn L. Martin of Baltimore. After the war he was a plumber and electrician with George P. Devilbiss for 18 years.


In October 1965 he formed his own business, R.L. Brown Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Service, where he was a master plumber and electrician for 47 years, just retiring at the end of 2012. He was a life member of the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., V.F.W. Post #8806 of Union Bridge and F.S.K. Post #11 American Legion of Frederick. He was an honorary life member of the Westminster Elks Lodge #2277 where he served as chaplain for 21 years and was named the 1988 Elk of the Year and received numerous other honors. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge of Frederick and for more than 50 years of the Woodsboro Dance Club Inc. He enjoyed baseball, espe- cially the Baltimore Orioles and always enjoyed his Friday lunches out with Ruby.


In addition to his wife he is survived by two sisters, Utie Pittinger of Emmitsburg and Bessie V. Young of Woodsboro; two sisters-in –law, Ethel and Mildred Brown, both of Walkersville; brothers-in-law, Paul R. Wisner and wife Mildred of Frederick and Donald E. Wisner and wife Etta Mae of Myersville; many nieces and nephews and godchild, Suenne Baltzell of Frederick. He was preceded in death by sisters, Belva Barton, Hallie Hummer and Catherine Brown and broth- ers, Wilmer Beard, Charles A. Brown and twins, George and Donald Brown.


A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 3 at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, with Pastor Eric Henderson of Harmony Church of the Brethren, offi- ciating. Military interment will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery, near Woodsboro. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 where a memorial service will be conducted by mem- bers of his Elks Lodge at 8 p.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1790, Frederick, MD 21702 or to Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, C/O Mary Ritchie, 10825 Coppermine Rd. Woodsboro, MD 21798.


Online condolences may be shared with the family at hartzlerfuneralhome.com.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Oct. 1, 2013
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