Frederick Langston Brown

Erie, Pennsylvania


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Frederick Langston Brown, 82, of Erie, Pa., passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Sarah Reed Retirement Center. He was born in Blooming Valley, Pa., on February 10, 1937, to the late Thomas and Hester (Williams) Brown.

Frederick, affectionately known as "PO Fred," was raised Catholic and attended Shiloh Baptist Church. He drove semi trucks for McFeely Trucking Co., and later retired from G.E. after 37 years of service.

Frederick was an avid Cleveland Browns and Cavs fan, and enjoyed fishing, traveling, cooking and hunting. Fred and his wife Margaret promoted various blues shows and entertainment throughout the Erie area. He also volunteered in the upkeep of Little League baseball fields.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Margaret Hamilton Brown; a daughter, Marjorie Hamilton Stewart; two grandsons, William and Demetrius Stewart; three sisters, (twin sisters) Ruby Brown Powell and Ruth Brown, and Winnie Brown Martin; and three brothers, David Jouney, Edwin and Thomas Brown Jr.

He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Benny Ruth Hill-Mims (William), of Erie; one son, Purcell O. Hamilton (Lucy), of Tracy, California; a special niece, Patricia Brown; and a host of grands, great-grands, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family for a graveside ceremony at Lakeside Cemetery, 1718 E. Lake Rd., Erie, Pa., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Charles E. Mock eulogizing and Rev. D. Johnson officiating. Professional services are entrusted to Pitts Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Avenue, Erie, PA 16504.

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Uncle Freddie was full of fun, loving and always there for family. So sad to see him crossover as he is the last of the first generation of Browns for which we all come from.
You are now in the loving arms of your Dad, Mom and brothers and sisters. May perpetual Light Shine upon you.
I'll miss you dearly.

Love you so much,
Your niece,Charlotte Ann (aka: Your Sugar)

To Freds friends and family, I send my sincere condolences. He truly brightened every day I got to see him. He will be missed.

Oh dear Fred and family, how I will truly miss you at Sarah Reed, I love you so much Fred, you always gave me worldy, fatherly advice, I always called you our "Class Clown", that's exactly what you were and we all loved your humor! I remember being in the hallway with you and we were talking to another male resident, and this resident said" oh I just am not moving too fast today" and Fred said " well ya dont have to make dust everyday!!"I'll remember that...

To Freds family... i am truly sorry to hear of his passing.. i have the privelefge of meeting fred while working at sarah reed...we loved talking sports and even had a few friendly bets. His laugh was contagious and brightened my days.. may he rest in peaceSincerelyRita Bliss