Brother John Brown F.S.C.
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Brother John Brown, F.S.C.

AGE: 98 • Lincroft

Brother John Brown, F.S.C., 98, of Lincroft died Friday, May 4, 2012 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. He was born in Palmer, Mass., and had received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on December 7, 1931. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, had attended Brown University, and received a Master of Arts degree from New York University. His assignments included La Salle Academy, Providence, R.I., St. Mary's School, Waltham, Mass., De La Salle Institute, New York City, La Salle Institute, Troy, N.Y., St. Joseph's School, Detroit, Michigan, and Manhattan Prep., Bronx, N.Y. before returning to La Salle Institute where he served as Vice Principal. He has been in residence at De La Salle Hall since 2004.

The viewing will be held at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at De La Salle Halle on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Marlboro Township. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold is in charge of arrangements.

Published by Asbury Park Press on May 6, 2012.
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We have lost a very colorful part of our MP experience but "the Bear" will live on in our memories.
Rest in Peace Br John
Nick Panebianco (Airmont, NY)
May 9, 2012
As a member of the last graduating Class of Manhattan Prep '71, I would like to offer my condolences & prayers for Bro. Celsus John. One of the fairest of the De La Salle Brothers at the Prep.
Robert Lynn
Robert Lynn
May 9, 2012
R.I.P. Brother John You were a good home room and Chem teacher at the Prep in the early 60's. Our prayers are with you.
James Coney
May 7, 2012
A Manhattan Prep student of Brother John Brown F.S.C. is praying for "The Bear". R.I.P.
Martin Galle (MP64,MC68)(Emerson, NJ)
May 6, 2012
The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

On a personal note, I believe, subject confirmation from my fellow Prepsters, that Brother attempted to teach me in High School. I apologize that I was a terrible student and giant pain in his, and all the teachers, . I no longer blame them, but myself for not tunneling out. As opposed to checking out mentally which is what I did. I do remember all the Brothers as real human beings from time to time. Funny the perceptions of youth. I've long ago added all my teachers to my prayer list and hope that the forgive me my "youthful exuberance".

Dona Nobis Pacem.
fjohn reinke (mp64mc68)
May 6, 2012
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