Ronald D. Brown

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Ronald David Brown, 67, of Union Bridge, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home.

Born March 23, 1946, in New Windsor, he was the son of the late Karl Bankard Brown and Louise Catherine Smith Brown. He was the husband of Erma Catherine Farver Brown, with whom he would have celebrated  45 years of marriage in June.

He was a 1964 graduate of Westminster High School. He had worked in carpentry, then as a dairy farmer in the Frederick area for 10 years. He then retired as an independent truck driver, hauling into Lehigh Cement Company for KBS, of Thomasville, Pa. and later with DDS of Baltimore, hauling coast to coast.

He was a member of Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren in Westminster, where he had sang in the choir for a short time. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, boating, crabbing and eating crabs. He was a car enthusiast. He enjoyed telling stories and laughing, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his dog "Gretchen," who rode with him while trucking, and his new puppy, "Lucy".

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Angela Lynn Arnold and husband Ed, and Ronald D. Brown Jr., all of Union Bridge; grandsons Nathan Brown, and Ryan, Kyle, Evan and Mason Arnold; sister Donna Rucker and husband Pat, of Upperco; nephews Scott and Charlie Mehring; and aunt Regina Gassman and husband Russell, of Finksburg.

He was predeceased by an infant brother, Larry Karl Brown.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren, 818 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, with the Rev. Tom Richard, his pastor, and the Rev. Paul N. Leatherman Jr., officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren, 818 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, MD 21158.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 25, 2013
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