Martha E. Brown, 92

DEC. 25, 1920-JAN. 25, 2013

January 29, 2013

Martha Elizabeth (Deeter) Brown, 92, of Providence Place, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Friday morning Jan. 25, 2013, at Providence Place. She was the wife of the late Bruce B. Brown, her husband of 55 years who died Jan. 14, 2002.

Born Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1920, in Goodtown, Somerset County, Pa., she was the fourth of 14 children of the late Milton Henry and Martha Elizabeth (Saylor) Deeter. She was raised from the age of 8 by her paternal uncle, Simon Elmer Deeter and his wife, Mabel (Reininger) Deeter, in Moxham, Pa.

She graduated from Johnstown High School, Johnstown, Pa., in 1939; and was a 1943 graduate of Hood College, Frederick, Md., with a BS in Home Economics and Chemistry.

Mrs. Brown was a chemist in the explosives laboratory for the E.I. DuPont Company at Gibbstown, N.J., and Fort Lewis, Washington State during WWII.

She was a also a homemaker and accomplished seamstress.

She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport, Md.; and the Forbes Road Pennsylvania Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy C. Brown of Newcastle, Del., Samuel K. Brown of Greencastle; a daughter, Gretchen G. Bodrogi of Finksburg, Md.; four grandchildren, Tamara J. Brown of Los Angeles, Cameron T. Brown of Irwin, Pa., Daniel Z. Bodrogi of Springfield, Va., and Marjorie C. Bodrogi of Finksburg; one great-grandchild, Rowan Brown of Irwin; a brother, Robert Deeter of Greensboro, N.C.; and a sister Ruth Martin of St. Clairsville, Pa.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Gordon Bruce Brown; as well as 11 brothers and sisters, Curtis Deeter, infant, Elnora Snyder of Shanksville, Pa., Earl Deeter of MacDonaldton, Pa., John Oliver Deeter of Sharon, Pa., George Wilson Deeter of Somerset, Pa., Ethel May Kopaka of New Staunton, Pa., Milton Henry Deeter Jr. of Meyersdale, Pa., Lois Jones of Red Lion, Pa., James Deeter of Somerset, Helen Faye St. Clair of Somerset, and Charles R. Deeter of Brotherton, Pa.

The Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home of Greencastle is handling her arrangements. At her request, there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date in the family plot at the Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Savage, Somerset County, Pa. Online condolences may be expressed at

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