THATCHER BROWN
1936 - 2020
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BROWN--Thatcher M., III. Thatcher Magoun (Tim) Brown III. February 18, 1936-June 25, 2020. After a lengthy and heroic battle with complications from a fall and pulmonary fibrosis. A native of Rye, New York and a 1953 graduate of the Westminster School, Simsbury, CT, Tim spent a memorable year at the Stowe School, Buckinghamshire England returning to attend Yale University, Class of 1958. He enlisted in the US Army, MP Battalion 728, serving in Seoul, South Korea until 1960 when he joined the Wall Street office of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He received his MBA in Business and Finance from New York University's Evening Division in 1966. At a waltzing party in 1961 he first met his second cousin Sarah (Sally) Louise Brown. They were married in 1963. Their dance together lasted 56 years and was enlivened by three children, Geoffrey Hewlett Brown, Thatcher Gihon Brown, Eliza Eleanor Brown, and six grandchildren Alexander Staunton Brown, Elizabeth (Elsie) Adams Brown, Hollis Burling Brown, Crosby Doubleday Brown, Bryson Coe Correa Brown, and Nathan Magoun Correa Brown. An interest in the management of philanthropic organizations led to the establishment (with Sally) of ST Brown Associates, a fundraising advisory firm for not-for-profit organizations, and a two-year position as the first Advancement Director at the Yale School of Organization and Management, (today Yale School of Management). Nothing explains why Tim and Sally went on to purchase the Barrows House in Dorset, Vermont, a full- service country inn which they ran as a family enterprise for seven years. An apartment on Central Park West remained Tim's true home for 50 years, and he referred to Central Park as his "country place". Gifts in memory of Thatcher M. Brown III may be made to the Central Park Conservancy. A memorial service will be held when conditions permit.


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Published in New York Times on Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 3, 2020
Tim was a special person, a true gentleman blessed with charm and wit. I am among the many who will miss him.
Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan
Friend
June 30, 2020
Tim Brown was one of the kindest and most loving and loyal people I have ever known. He was a gentleman and a scholar, a wonderful friend, a great scrap book keeper and story teller.

He loved his bride Sally and his family beyond measure. He and Sally have been a shining example of unconditional love and commitment.

And they have also been a guiding force in my life since they hired me as their Assistant Innkeeper at The Barrows House in Dorset VT. I learned so much from them and met my husband Tim there too. Tim Brown took a bit of credit for our marriage and he deserved it.

I never would have imagined my first employers out of college would become dear life long friends.

Tim and Sally introduced me to The Vineyard Theatre, suggesting I apply for a job there a couple of short years after they helped plan part of our wedding weekend in Vermont.

Whether Tim was working in the office, behind the bar or at the grill at the inn, or taking the staff to cut down Christmas trees, or giving a toast at our wedding, or coming to a show or an event, or welcoming us into their home, he was always so genuine, warm and welcoming. He always looked dapper and had a twinkle in his eye.

I will treasure all of the memories we have together and will forever be grateful for knowing and loving Tim Brown.

You will be so missed by so many dear Tim. I know you will be watching over Sally and your beautiful family and all those you love.

Good night sweet prince. And flight of angels sing thee to thy rest. ❤
Jen and Tim Garvey-Blackwell
Friend
June 29, 2020
Dear Sally,
Tim was a true hero in many fronts. May you always remember him as that and may you be Comforted by knowing how much he loved and was dedicated to you, your children and grandchildren.
With much love
Rachel Kalnicki
Rachel Kalnicki
Friend
June 28, 2020
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Simone Taylor
June 28, 2020
Dear Sally,
I am so very, very sorry to hear of your sad loss. This must be very hard. Please accept my deepest condolences, to you and your family.
I'm thinking of you.
Evelyn Friedman
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