CONCORD - Earl D. Brown, 81, was granted his angel wings at 7:10 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2012 ,surrounded by his family members at the Hospice House in Concord.
Earl was the son of the late William Hamilton Brown and Reva Gladys (Sterner) Brown Miller.
He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Janet M. (MacFarlane) Brown of Concord, her son Keith M. Mercier, his wife Mishel and children Brittany and Asia of Manchester; his brother Carl E. Brown and his wife Irfan of Ottumwa, Iowa; his daughters Sanya Raye Brown of Ashland, Oregon, her children, Aurora of Monterey, Calif., Jacob, also of Ashland, and Elizabeth Ann (Brown) Kupper and son-in-law Bob Kupper of Eugene, Oregon; her children, Stefanie of Eugene, Oregon, and Brandon of Flowery Branch, Ga.; mother of his children Barbara J. (Kendal) Hatleli of Eugene, Oregon; daughters Dr. Jorga Leya Brown, Rosemary Frederika Brown-Weeder, her son Fabien Brown-Weeder, son William Hamilton Brown III, all of Austin, Texas and his children, Anthony Dale Brown, who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, Calif., and daughter-in-law precious son Anthony Garcia (AJ) and Adrianna G Brown, daughter Valerie N. Brown, her son Maddix Rogers. Mother of his children preceded him, Eva Margarete (Scheller) Brown of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. His sister-in-law Peggy McAllister and husband Bob Jones of Goffstown, and many nieces and nephews
He was preceded by his sister Marilyn J. (Brown) Ransford and brother Ellsworth B. Brown.
Earl lived a long and productive life.
He spent 21 plus years in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of chief master sergeant. He was awarded many distinguished honors to include several Good Conduct medals, the Occupation of Germany Medal, AFLSA with two oak leaf clusters, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Commendation Medal with OLC's for Meritorious Service, and many more.
After that career he spent 21 plus years working for DOD Contracted Military Banks, American Express IBC and Merchants National Bank in Hanau, Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg and Nuremberg, Germany. He was country head in Athens, Greece, from 1981 to 1986. He retired in December of 1991.
Earl loved his family and extended family and enjoyed Volksmarching while living in Germany. He spent hours at the local gym. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
SERVICES: A committal service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel at the New Hampshire State Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen. A reception will follow at Alan's Restaurant, 133 N. Main St, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made in Earl's memory to: Liberty House in Manchester, www.libertyhousenh.org, or the Air Force Aid Society, www.afas.org. For details visit the website.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolences may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 19, 2012