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Alvin Waple BrownJr.

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Alvin Waple BrownJr. Obituary
Alvin Waple Brown, Jr., 87 long time resident of Charles Town, WV passed peacefully Monday, March 3, 2014 in his Annapolis, MD home with his wife at his side.

Born September 25, 1926 at Sibly Hospital in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Alvin Waple Brown, Sr. and Gladys Feagan Brown.

He was of Presbyterian Faith, having been a member of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church.

Alvin attended Charles Town High School before he entered into the United States Army. He served his country from November 27, 1945 through April 10, 1947 when he was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant.

December 24, 1948, Alvin wed his sweetheart Elizabeth Wall Brown. They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, and Local 400. Alvin worked for Giant Food as a grocery manager for 30 years before retiring.

Alvin had a passion for trains and tinkered with model sets throughout his adult life. He loved fishing, billiards, and his family. Alvin and Elizabeth belonged to travel clubs and enjoyed trips they took. He especially took pleasure in spending summers at the beach with family. He was an animal lover and leaves behind his "buddy" Teddie.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Wall Brown previously of Charles Town, WV. Brother, Donald C. Brown of Stephenson, VA and daughters, Brenda Kaye Seal of Annapolis, MD and Cheri Elizabeth Reynolds of King George, Va., sons, Rodney Kyle Brown of Arnold, MD and Aaron Wall Brown of Asheboro, NC., eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, 310 S. Fairfax Blvd., Ranson, WV 25438 on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral will be Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bethard officiating. Interment to follow at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, WV.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at www.mtstrider.com
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Mar. 6, 2014 Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Mar. 6, 2014
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