DONALD BROWN
1959 - 2017
BORN
April 19, 1959
DIED
July 10, 2017
DONALD BROWN On April 19, 1959, God sent Donald "Ollie" Brown to Earth to make everyone in his path feel happy & loved. He passed July 10, 2017. Don was the son of Donald & the late Suzanne Brown, brother of Joan & Chuck Hobaica, Donna & Steve Babula. Donald leaves his children Christina, Taylor, Travis, & Chloe as well as Kylie & Robert, along with nieces, nephews, cousins. In July 2009, Donald married Karrie Newman, becoming a stepfather to Casey & Dominca, Neal, & Merrideth. Ollie will be in the memory of the entire Newman clan. He will forever be remembered by "Da Mills Men," colleagues of Honeywell, his softball family that reaches through many states, & remarkable friends, too numerous to mention. Heartfelt thank you to the KU Oncology Center/Dr. Gregory Crane for the care/compassion shown through Don's life challenge with cancer. Visitation will be held at St. Michael the Archangel, Leawood, KS on Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m. with prayer service at 11 a.m. Donald will be returning home to New York with a service to be determined at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to KCMSSL Softball or Angelman Foundation.
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Published by Kansas City Star on Jul. 14, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
15
Visitation
9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Michael the Archangel
, Leawood, Kansas
Jul
15
Prayer Service
11:00a.m.
St. Michael the Archangel
, Leawood, Missouri
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What a gentleman and kind man. I pitched softball against this guy for many seasons in KCSSB and he would smile as he got ready to send the ball over the fence with the smoothest, steady swing I ever saw.
Infectious smile, and quite a guy.
Chris Campbell
August 18, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear this news. Don was my neighbor and he and Jodi were 2 of the kindest people I have ever met. My heart felt condolences to the entire Brown and Newman family and to Jodi Whittaker.
The Murray Family, Phil, Mary, Chris, Erin and Cina.
Mary Murray
July 17, 2017
We played basketball and softball together for many years but always on opposing teams. Don was a very tough competitor but always a gentleman. It's an honor to have known him.
Jim Chastain
July 17, 2017
My deepest sympathies to Karrie and all of Ollie's family and friends. I will always remember Ollie for his kindness and jolly laugh. Rest in peace Ollie.
Jeanene Lillibridge Burger
July 15, 2017
I remember Ollie from kindergarten through our graduation. He was a kind, gentle man. My sincere condolences to his family.
Donna Thrasher
July 15, 2017
My heart goes out to all of Ollie's family. Ollie will always be remembered for having a big heart and even bigger smile and dimples! He touched so many people with his infectious laugh. Rest In Peace my friend.
Brenda Pendrak-Barrett
July 15, 2017
My sincere condolences to Karrie and "Ollie". I have many fond memories growing up in "da Mills". He is now in heaven with his infectious smile spreading joy. He will always live in our hearts.
Kim Conley
July 15, 2017
My condolences to Karrie, his children and step-children and other family members. Donald was a very nice guy. I always remember his smile and good nature. It was a pleasure to have gone to school with him. May he rest in peace.
Trudy Berkman Nitti
July 14, 2017
Very sorry to hear that Don lost his battle with cancer. He will truly be missed. Prayers and condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace.
Robin Valoff
July 14, 2017
Don was the sunshine in my mornings at Honeywell. He was well liked and always upbeat.
Ken Norris
July 14, 2017
Don was a great friend and colleague at Honeywell. His positive spirit and contributions were valued by everyone that worked with him. My condolences to his family during this difficult time.
Rhonda Fenske
July 14, 2017
Thoughts and prayers go out to Karrie and Ollie's family. I'll always remember his infectious smile. Rest In Peace Ollie! ❤
Marilyn Maticic (Roach)
July 14, 2017
Don was a very nice man, I worked with him for many years. Lifting his family up in prayers.
Kim Matney
July 14, 2017
Kim Matney
July 14, 2017
KARRIE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OLLIE WAS A GREAT GUY
DONNA HERTHUM
July 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Don Brown was a great man. He was the one hired me and brought me down to Kansas from Minnesota. I really enjoyed to stop by his office and talked to him just about anything throughout the years.He always had a great smile on him.
Andre Truong
July 14, 2017
My condolences sent to Karrie, children, family and friends of Ollie. The fond memories I have during our childhood and through school of this happy, funny, witty, loyal and loving soul carried through his life as witnessed though the never ending comments seen on social media.
How lucky to be anyone that was touched by his heart.
Don Bombace
July 14, 2017