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.JJHM.COM
Published by York Daily Record on Aug. 15, 2017.