Stanley J. Brown Sr., 79

JUNE 8, 1932-FEB. 23, 2012

February 23, 2012
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Stanley Joseph Brown Sr., 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born June 8, 1932, inWashington, D.C., he was the son of the late Eugene Mitchell and Jessie Lee (Dickens) Brown Sr. He was the husband of Louise C. Brown of Hagerstown, to whom he was married for 24 years.

Mr. Brown graduated in 1950 from Dunbar High School inWashington, D.C.Following graduation, he worked at Brown’s Fish and Poultry Market in Washington, which was owned by his father.

Mr. Brown started his employment with Potomac Edison/Alleghany Power in Luray, Va., in 1961. He began as a custodian, progressed to mail carrier and later retired as a meter reader after 38 years of service.

He was a former member of the Clique Club and Sportsman Club 73, where he served as treasurer. He was an avid duckpin league bowler and a loyal fan of any sports franchise in Washington, particularly, the Washington Redskins.


Mr. Brown was a faithful member of Ebenezer AME Church in Hagerstown, where he served as an usher and trustee for many years.

In addition to his second wife, Mr. Brown leaves to mourn children from his first marriage to Alyce Tutt Brown: a daughter, Regina Brown Watson (Parker) of Springfield, Va.; two sons, Stanley J. Brown, Jr. (Tracey) of Hagerstown and Mark A. Brown (Jacqueline) of Wrightsville, Pa.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Stanley was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Wilson; and a brother, Eugene M. Brown Jr.

The funeral service will be Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Greater Campher Temple/King’s Apostle Holiness Church, 125 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer AME Church, 40 Bethel St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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