Stanley Brown
1933 - 2017
Stanley E. Brown
Stanley E. Brown, 84, died Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at his home overlooking the orchards he planted, worked and loved. He was the husband of Nona G. (Wright) Brown with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
Public viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16 at Shrewsbury Assembly of God, 234 N. Main Street, Shrewsbury. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at the Assembly, with Pastor Thomas E. Beck officiating. Interment will be private in Emanuel United Methodist Cemetery, Loganville.
Born June 30, 1933 in York, Stanley was a son of Earl E. and Margaret (Bubb) Brown. Along with his family, Stanley owned and operated Brown's Orchards and Farm Market in Loganville.
His love affair with the trees began in 1948, when he was 14 years old. His parents purchased an orchard and moved him and his two younger brothers from the city to the countryside. Years later, Stan met "the other" love of his life, his wife Nona. After college and the Army, he returned to Loganville to the orchards once more, where they raised three wonderful children.
In the 1980's, Nona and Stan began a fruit basket business, and when it outgrew their basement, they decided to build a market on the hill. The rest, they say, is history. Brown's Farm Market is now a place where thousands visit each year, all because of the vision of one very special fruit grower and his family.
While Stan's favorite place to be was in his orchards or meeting and greeting friends at the Market, he was involved in many other agricultural and community endeavors, including: the York County Fruit Growers Association, Pennsylvania State Horticultural Association (past president and life member), York County Farm and Natural Lands Trust (charter member and first president), Penn State Extension Service (former Board president), 4-H Center Endowment Board (former chairman), York County Agriculture Business Council, York County Community Foundation's Agricultural Advisory Committee, York County Chamber of Commerce (former Board member); Jacobus Lion's Club (50-year member), Jacobus Lions Ambulance Club (former Ambulance volunteer and 50-year member), and Loganville Volunteer Fire Company (combined 20 years as Fire Chief & Assistant Chief).
Stanley was honored to have received these professional and service awards during his lifetime: York Co. Outstanding Farm Family, York County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, PA Master Farmer, PA State Horticultural Association's Grower of the Year, Lion's International Melvin Jones Award, Paul Harris Rotary International Fellow, Sertoma 2007 Service to Mankind Award, Dallastown Area High School 2nd Annual Honorary Diploma, the 2015 Susan P. Byrnes Founder's Celebration of Life Award, and the 2016 Scott Brown Memorial Seeds of H.O.P.E. Award. He will be remembered by many to be a wonderful steward of the land, a true patriot, a visionary, a generous supporter of local and regional organizations, and a man who dearly loved his family and serving his community.
In addition to his wife, Stanley is survived by his daughter, Linda C. Krupa and her husband, Nicholas E. Krupa along with their children, Elena C. Krupa, Erin E. Bertke and her husband, Jordan T. Bertke, and Matthew R. Krupa; a son, David A. Brown and his wife, Mary I. Brown and their sons, Scott D. Brown and Sean A. Brown; daughter-in-law, Brenda A. Brown and her late husband, Scott E. Brown along with their children, Amanda S. Lighty and her husband, Jared A. Lighty and their daughter, Alyssa J. Lighty, and Travis S. Brown and his wife, Kayla M. Brown and their daughters, Hailey M. Brown and Grace C. Brown; and brothers, Richard H. Brown and his spouse, Lynn R. Spoor, and Roger L. Brown and his wife, Peggy A. Brown, and their families.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stanley's name may be made to H.O.P.E., PO Box 175, Shrewsbury, PA 17361; or to Loganville Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 141, Loganville, PA 17342.

Published by York Daily Record on Aug. 15, 2017.
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Stan was a friend to everyone who knew him. He had a special way of treating everyone as if he were glad to see them. I lived in Jacobus for many years. I always looked forward to seeing Stan and Nona when I stopped by the Orchard market. On several occasions some years ago, I had the pleasure of playing music to entertain the Orchards customers and guests. I no longer live in Pennsylvania but I still feel sadness upon hearing of Stan's passing. What a great loss to the community. My sincerest condolences to Stan's family.
John Russell
August 20, 2017
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Stan. He was a
great person. I am his age and went to school with him. I knew his dad, Earl, since my Dad was customer of his business, especially when they had the small building right along the road near the home he was brought up in.
I am retired and now living with my wife in New Bern, N. C. my condolences to family.
Woody Besser
August 20, 2017
He was a man who loved God, his family, his neighbors, his customers and the country. So many will miss him and what he gave to everyone he met. A real diamond in the rough. God bless to all his family in this time of sorrow. But be happy too! His job is over and he did it well!

Catherine Gutberlet
August 20, 2017
Both Stan and his business will continue to touch the hearts of generations. Jim & Deb Hitz
August 18, 2017
To all of the Brown family. May God bless you all and may Stan rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Annette Adams Diehl Diehl
August 17, 2017
Our deepest condolences to the Brown family and employees. Mr. Brown was the most caring employer I have ever had and was a pleasure to work for him. He always had time to stop by and give a pat on the shoulder and chat. He was a generous, kind man and will be sadly missed. RIP Mr. "B" Your kindness, generous and caring spirit will live forever. It will not be forgotten.

Kathy & Ron Rohrbaugh
Shrewsbury, PA
August 16, 2017
Thank you Mr Brown for touching so many lives. May grief be short as we continue to see all the 'candles' you lit which continue to burn. May your family be blessed with all that they are in need of now.
Cindy Wolgemuth
August 16, 2017
If everyone lived their life like Stan Brown did, what a wonderful world this would be!! GOD will be happy to have Stan Brown.
Curvin Miller
August 16, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Curvin Miller
August 16, 2017
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
He will be missed greatly.
Mike Wolgemuth
August 16, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. Only the Almighty God can give you the strength that you need to cope in this difficult time. John 6:40.
August 16, 2017
Mr. Brown was such a precious man. He cared so much for the people he met, and who worked for him. He was so dedicated to what he loved doing.
You will be missed Mr. Brown.
Praying for all his family, friends and those who work at the farm market.
Beth Innerst
August 15, 2017
My heart goes out to the family of a wonderful supportive community steward, husband, father, grandfather with so many shoes to fill, he was the best. God Bless
Bettylou Smith
August 15, 2017
I grew up with browns and the other orchard next to each other. I am so proud of having lived and shopped at Brown s I now live in Virginia and go to our local markets and I always talk about Browns peaches and all the vendors know who am talking about . My mother shopped there forever and in her last weeks of her life I wheeled her in and so many people knew who she was and were so kind to her. She loved that apple strudel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and all the people who will miss him hanging out at the store

Sandra Gantz-Urban
August 15, 2017
To Brown Family You are in my prayers at this time.
Annamae Rohrbaugh
August 15, 2017
My first fire call for Loganville stan and i took the tankerinto the township for a chimney fire with jacobus. I also worked for him in the evenings makung thouggts and prayers are with tge family and community stan was a great man.
Dean Lightner
August 15, 2017
TO: Brown Family
I am thinking of all of you as you celebrate your fathers' remarkable life. I am sure he is in heaven and has joined his friend Mike Waugh and they are discussing today's politics. Dad never forgot a face and the name to go with it. When I visited the business, he would always greet me by name and always had positive words for me. He will be greatly missed by all. God Bless.
Brad Jacobs, York Co. Register of Wills
August 15, 2017
Mr. Brown was a great asset to our community. His generous gifts of himself and his fruit was a blessing to many. He donated apples to our Head Start program. He always had a smile and kind word. He will be missed by thousands. His light will shine on thru his children and his orchards. God's blessings on them.
Twila Good
August 15, 2017
I first met Stan when we were both involved in the early years of the York County Farm and Natural Lands Trust. A true gentleman and among the last of the nice guys.
Jack Dunn
August 15, 2017
Thank you, Mr. Brown and the Brown family, for your beautiful orchards. You are a treasure to our community, and I wish you a peaceful passage.
Rachel D.
August 15, 2017
Such a lovely and kind man. My deepest sympathy to your family.
I sang for a function Mr Brown had,years ago, as a member of Memory Music.
Kim Leppo-Weibley
August 14, 2017
Mr. Brown was the kindest, sweetest and most caring employer I have ever had. I'm so thankful I got the chance to work with and be apart of the vision Mr. Brown had of a family business. He will be missed. My condolences go out to every employee and family member during this time of sorrow. All my love to you all!❤
Marcy Arnold
August 14, 2017
How can I forget the wonderful experience of going to Brown's and running into Stanley who always had time for a cheerful chat. He always gave me a friendly pat on the shoulder when he walked by my pew at church. I am remembering his great generosity toward helping hands and other church related projects including the Christmas tree. Also the free ice cream we got when my chorus sing at the pavilion. He will be missed. Love and prayers to the Brown family from Marilou Klipa up in Dover, New Hampshire.
August 14, 2017
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