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Philip B. Brown, 78

AUG. 12, 1933-NOV. 21, 2011

November 23, 2011
  • Philip B. Brown
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Philip Baker Brown, 78, of Clear Spring, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

Born Aug. 12, 1933, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Franklin and Marion (Baker) Brown. He was raised by his late grandparents, Joseph D. and Alice P. Baker.  

Mr. Brown retired in 1996 from Mack Trucks Inc., where he was employed as an inspector and served as a UAW representative.

He was a veteran of the armed forces in the 1950s, where he was stationed in Alaska.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. He belonged to the A.C. Hunt Club as well as the Waynesboro Fish and Game Club.

Mr. Brown was a devoted husband, and is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, JoAnn E. Brown. He was a dedicated, faithful and committed family man. He is survived by his children, P. Gregory Brown and his wife, Tammy, Rodney K. Brown, Tonya J. Coles and Randal S. Brown; grandchildren, Tara J. Bockstanz, Shana N. Weller, Chad H. Coles, Travis G. Brown, Ashley L. Brown, P. Tanner Brown, Cody S. Brown, Autumn M. Brown and Dylan S. Brown; and four great-grandchildren, and expecting a fifth in a few weeks.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with service and burial to follow at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, Hagerstown.

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