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Albert J. Brown "Al" was born May 26, 1924 in Washington, D.C. to the late Albert J. Brown and Mary Brown. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Murleace R. Skinker and Thelma A. Lewis; and his brother, William A. Brown. Al was educated in Washington, D.C. and served in the Army during World War II. He later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier and then for GSA as a federal protective officer until his retirement. Also, he really enjoyed driving a cab for 28 years and became a limousine tour guide in the DC area. For the last four years of his life, Al was in the care of his daughters in Georgia. He succumbed to health complications on February 11, 2013. To celebrate his life and cherish his memories, Al leaves three children: Alysin Foster, Paul Brown, and Janet Gordon; his former wife, Meeta Brown; one remaining sister, Ellen W. Smith; seven nieces: Barbara Queen, Angela Missouri, Monica Gaines, Lisa Brown, Barbres Jones, Deborah Herndon, Cynthia Moore; four nephews: Wayne Smith, William Brown Jr., Carzal Herndon, Richard Ricks; as well as eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other great nieces, great nephews, and many others whose lives he touched. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland on March 1, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2013
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