David J. Brown Sr.

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David John Brown Sr., 62, of Westminster, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

Born Nov. 28, 1951, in Freeport, N.Y., to Albert George and Emma Mary Brown. He was the husband of Therese Ann Forney Brown, his wife of 27 years.

After graduating from high school he made the decision to leave New York and attend The Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. After graduating he realized there was no money to be made so he decided to join the Baltimore City Police Department in 1974. He worked in many departments including as a patrolman, STOP Squad, working wire taps, tactical and others, but his dream was to be a detective.

In October 1986 he got married, bought a home, found out that his wife was pregnant with their first child, and he became a homicide detective. He enjoyed writing and this is where he worked, doing what he liked until he retired as a homicide detective in 2000.

He enjoyed the finer things in life, traveled a little and dreamed of places he wanted to go. Every birthday he always treated himself either to a trip or something just for him.

He also enjoyed art and reading books, and always had a story to tell. His family was the inspiration for his tales of misfortune, happiness and comedy. He also wanted to be an actor and liked the theater. He had small parts in the movies "Diner" and "Dave" and also on the television shows "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "The Corner."

He liked motorcycles, but most of all enjoyed time with his family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Jessica Lauren Brown and companion Bradley Lockard; a son, David John Brown Jr.; twin grandsons Bennett and Brody Lockard; a brother, Albert George Brown; a niece, Kim Brown; brothers-in-law Larry Lehrer, and Stephen Forney and wife Barbara; sister-in-law Kathleen Gemmill and husband Craig; and family friends Nancy and Bill Misita, and their children; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with the Rev. John Lesnick as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery in Ellicott City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the , 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004-1725.

Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral Home
Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7533
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 31, 2013
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