Gene Lewis Brown
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81, of New Philadelphia passed away Oct. 10, 2013 at the Community Hospice House, surrounded by his family and friends. Born April 11, 1932, in Uhrichsville, he was the son of the late Josephine (Griffen) Brown Kohler and Oscar Kohler and his late father, Herbert Brown. Gene married his wife, Myrtle (McNutt) Brown on Feb. 27, 1959 in the First Church of the Brethren at New Philadelphia. He was a wonderful person always concerned about helping friends and family in need. His devotion never waivered. Gene was in the United States Army where he honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict. He also retired from the Dover Post Office.
In addition to his wife, he was survived by his children, Rex (Pam) Brown, Jeannie (Jack) Walton, Tammie (Rickie) Peterman, Debbie (John) Ward; grandchildren, Rex Brown Jr., Wes Brown, Jeremy Brown, Michael Bell II, Nicole Ward Guardiolia, Heather Ward, Brooke and Brittany Ward, and Abby Ward; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Zoey Brown, and Sebastian Guardiolia. Other family includes three step-grandchidren, Angie Bosler, Tom Rothacher Jr., and Stacy Robinson; and numerous step-great-grandchildren; step- granddaughter, Nicole Walton; step sister, Helen Lute; sisters-in-law, Ada (Ivan) Beitzel and Norma McNutt. In addition to his parents and step father, he was preceded in death by a step son, Tom D. Rothacher; step grandchild, Kristy Rothacher; sisters, Elaine McClanahan and Ruth McDaniels; step sisters, Audrey Corpman, Betty Keim, and Glenda Parson; brothers-in- law, Clyde McNutt, Roy (Helen) McNutt, and Robert McNutt; his father and mother-in-law, Roy (Sylvia) McNutt.
Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover. Gene's family wishes to thank Community Hospice for their exemplary care. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Gene by visiting the funeral home website at www.GeibCares.com.
Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Published in The Times Reporter on Oct. 12, 2013