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Rev. Donald H. Brown

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Brown, Rev. Donald H.

Rev. Donald H. Brown, 78, of Allendale, NJ died on January 29, 2013. Donald was born in Allendale and was a United Methodist Pastor for 42 years. He attended Drew Theological school where he earned two masters degrees. He served churches in Clifton, NJ, Maplewood, NJ, Spring Valley, NY, Franklin Lakes, NJ, New City, NY and as a district superintendent. He was an active member of the Order of Saint Luke, a liturgical organization. He was also a frequent retreat leader. His avocation was art. In retirement Don taught watercolor classes and had several exhibitions of his work. Don was active in CUMAC in Paterson, a food pantry. He also helped his wife, Gail, run a guest home in Ocean City, NJ.

Don and his wife Gail were happily married for 53 years. They have four children, Mark, Kathleen, Paul and Peter and twelve grandchildren.

A service of Death and Resurrection will be at Archer United Methodist Church in Allendale, NJ on Saturday, February 2nd at 11 AM. Visiting will be held on Friday, February 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave. Ramsey, NJ. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Archer Methodist Church in Allendale, NJ or CUMAC in Paterson, NJ.

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 31, 2013
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