Herbert Brown
1925 - 2021
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Herbert Brown

Newark, DE - Herbert Irving Brown passed away January 5, 2021 beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Herb was born August 25, 1925 to Herbert and Sarah Lucinda (Crow) Brown in Newark, DE. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Robert and sister-in-law Dorothy and his sister Henrietta and brother-in-law Dan Mahan.

Herb is survived by his loving wife Nancy (Reed) Brown, son Herbert, Jr. (Kay) and daughter Virginia (Bill) Strow, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two nieces as well as a host of friends of all ages.

Herb was a longtime member of the White Clay Creek presbyterian Church where he and Nancy were married on March 4, 1949.

One of his goals was "to be retired longer than he was employed." Herb retired after 30 years with the GM Boxwood Plant in 1978, surpassing his goal and being retired 42 years.

He and Nancy were founding members of the First State Corvair Club of Delaware and active members of The Brandywine Antique Automobile Club of America.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Herb's memory.

Due to COVID restrictions - Funeral Services will be private - Burial will be at Head of Christiana Cemetery on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at approximately 11:45 am.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Frank Lagola
January 13, 2021
Brownie was a great friend to myself & husband. He will truly be missed.
Jean Smith
January 11, 2021
Rest in peace my fellow UAW, & General Motors friend.
January 11, 2021
No matter how long of life or full of accomplishments, mourning a love ones loss is an expression of love. Because we cannot fully appreciate the joyful reunion latter without the sadness of loss now. The only way to take the pain out of the loss is to not remember the love shared in life. We will always remember Poppop and the love shared.
Chris, Jen, Alex, Jamie and Zach Strow
January 8, 2021
Sincere heartfelt condolences. May your journey home be anything but unsafe at any speed.
Ken & Olga Boulden
January 7, 2021
Herb was always friendly. Always had a full smile for everyone. A great friend. You will be missed.
Jim Toner
Jim Toner
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