Eugene D. Brown MYERSTOWN Eugene D. "Joe" Brown, 70, died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Weitzel) Brown, to whom he was married 49 years on September 21, 2012. Born in Tulpehocken Twp., on July 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Isabelle E. (Hower) Brown. He was a 1963 graduate of ELCO High School, where he was student manager of all sports from 7th to 12th grade. He had been employed at TNT Sanitation (formerly Hower Sanitation), Myerstown, for 40 years and had been a custodian at ELCO High School for 15 years, retiring in 2011. He enjoyed sports and was a member of the Womelsdorf Rod & Gun Club, Marion Rod & Gun Club, Mt. Aetna Fire Co., Goodwill Fire Co. of Myerstown, Richland American Legion Post 880, and the Silver Street 8 Hunting Camp of Lycoming Co. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angela wife of James Gettle of Myerstown; a son, Larry Brown of San Pablo, Philippines; sisters, Beatrice Knight of Lebanon, Helen Hower of Lebanon, Irene wife of LeRoy Hower of Mt. Aetna, Myrle wife of Donald McConnell of Wind Gap, Vicki wife of Mark Cunnius of Wyomissing; brothers, Woodrow husband of Sandra Brown of Newmanstown, Kenneth husband of Faye Brown of Lebanon, Lloyd husband of Bonita Brown of Myerstown; grandchildren, Kayla Brown, Dakkota Gettle and Lance Brown; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey Brown who died in 1972. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown. Viewing Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment at Grand View Memorial Park, Annville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grose Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067, to help defray funeral expenses. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Oct. 16, 2012
Grose Funeral Home, Inc.
358 W. Washington Ave. Myerstown, PA 17067