Akron, Ohio

1949 - 2018


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68, passed away July 17, 2018. He was born August 27, 1949 in Gallipolis, OH, the son of the late Ernest and Ella Gertrude Brown. He was an Eagle Scout and an award winning photographer. He was also a longtime member of the Cleveland Photographic Society. John will always be remembered as a...

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John was a beautiful soul that I met while doing a photography workshop in the Badlands. Even though we had only recently met, he opened up his home to me and a friend while we were in the Cleveland area. Thank you John for being such a kind, generous, loving, and gentle soul, it's amazing to see how many lives you have touched and impacted.

I knew John Earl from Gallipolis, and more specifically from the fact that we both spent too much time in the local pool room. Even though I was three years older, we were casual friends. I always liked his pleasant personality, but what I did find really touching is that several years ago he stopped in my office to say hello when he was in Gallipolis. Unfortunately, I was already semi-retired at that point and was not in that day. My secretary told me of his stopping, and I was very...

We have known John Earl for a relatively short time through the Cleveland Photographic Society, but we quickly learned what a great guy he was! He had a smile for everyone and was so willing to share his photographic knowledge with anyone who sought his advice. The world is a better place for having had him here. He will be missed! Rest in peace, John Earl!

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To the family of John Earl Brown. Words cannot express the pain you're feeling. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Psalms 90 verse 12.

John, you were a great district manager and a very good friend. I mourn your death today and I hope that you are pain free and that you are in a beautiful place.


My heartfelt condolences on John Earl's passing. You were there for each other through the best and worst of times.

Take comfort in knowing he is with God and pain free. I'm sure he's still taking pictures!

Rica Simon

My condolences to your family for your loss. May you be comforted by loving caring friends and precious memories in the difficult days ahead. Proverbs 18:24

Brown family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of comfort strength you during this time of sadness.