William A. Brown
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William Bill A. Brown, 82, of Dushore, formerly of Hellertown, died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Gatehouse Hospice Unit, Williamsport. He is the husband of the late Frances C. (Rowe) Heydt Brown and Ruth E. (Aikman) Brown. Born in Carrolltown on January 30, 1931 to the late Bertha (Thomas) and Thomas Alison Brown. He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bill had also played alto sax and clarinet in the Air Force band. He and his first wife Ruth owned and operated the former Browns Cleaners in Hellertown for many years. He previously worked at the Bethlehem Steel Co. at Homer Research. Bill was the former Sexton at First United Church of Christ, Hellertown, member of the former F& AM Lodge, Hellertown and past member of the Hellertown Lions Club. Survivors: Loving children, Rev. Robert W. and his wife Rebecca with whom he resided, Thomas R. and his wife Barbara of Schnecksville, Nancy J. wife of Meryl Graham of Hellertown; sisters, Carol Bimeal of Harrison City, Jean wife of Mike Wirfel, Joan wife of Fred Lampell all of Portage; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister, Suzanne Elizabeth Brown; and brother, Alison Brown. Services: Family and friends are invited to call 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, and 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 326 Main St., - Hellertown, followed by the service at 11 a.m. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown with Military Honors. Rev. Dr. David Charles Smith will preside at the service. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to Jordan United Church of Christ, Allentown, Gatehouse Hospice Unit, Williamsport, and Patience Services Inc. (Alpha 1) care of the funeral home, 18055.
Published in Morning Call from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013