MOUNT WOLF William A. Brown, 100, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his children on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was the husband of the late Ruth C. (Leash) Brown whom he was married to for 54 years. Mr. Brown was born February 7, 1914, in Mount Wolf and was the son of the late Charles and Annie (Rauhouser) Brown. He worked for the Mount Wolf Wire Cloth for 31 years and later retired from McKay Chain in 1979 after 19 years of employment. He also worked for Mount Wolf Borough. He delivered Meals on Wheels for 13 years for the Northeastern Senior Center in Mount Wolf. William was a lifelong resident of Mount Wolf. He was a faithful member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where he served the Lord not only on Sunday but everyday of his life. Mr. Brown proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Brown is survived by his son, William E. Brown of Mount Wolf; his daughter, Sandra Haase and her husband Rodney of Shiloh; his three grandchildren, Angela Cook and her husband George, Kimberly Getner and her husband Brian, Ryan Haase; his three great-grandchildren, Damien Cook, Zachery Cook and Liam Getner; his sister, Larie Snelbaker of Ohio; and nieces. William was preceded in death by his brother, Cletus Brown; and his brother-in-law, James Snelbaker His funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1 N. Main St., Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 S. Main St., Mount Wolf, and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Officiating at the service will be his pastor, the Rev. Wayne F. Heberlig. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Springettsbury Township. Flag folding will be performed by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Otterbein United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 386, Mount Wolf, PA 17347. To share memories of William, please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 25, 2014