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Richard F. Brown, 83

March 29, 2011

JULY 4, 1927-MARCH 26, 2011

Richard F. “Dick” Brown, 83, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, in his home, under hospice care.

Born on July 4, 1927, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Elmer E. and Margaret Priscilla (Miller) Brown.

 He graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1945 and remained active in helping to organize reunions.

 He was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS McKean in the South Pacific.

 Dick retired from the Baltimore & Ohio Chessie railroad system after 37 years of employment.

 He was a member for 62 years of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Martinsburg.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William “Bill” Brown; and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn “Necie” Brown.

 He will be deeply missed by his wife of 64 years, Mary L. (Baker) Brown; a son, Richard Scott Brown of Martinsburg; two brothers, Jimmy Lee Brown and his wife, Brenda, of Westminster, Md., and Edward Brown of Martinsburg; two grandchildren, Ashley Brown Stamper and Clinton Brown, both of San Diego, Calif.; three step-grandchildren, Anthony Parsons of Martinsburg, Jedale Parsons of Martinsburg and Shawn Parsons of Hagerstown; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Logan Taylor, Skyler Parsons, Hunter Parsons and A.J. Parsons, all of Martinsburg; a sister-in-law, Diane Brown, of New Bern, N.C.; and longtime friend and caregiver, Tina Allen.

Friends will be received Friday, April 1, 2011, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor John Yost will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg WV 25403.

Online condolences may be left at www.rosedalefuneral.com.

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