Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Harvey Smedley BROWN

Harvey S. Brown, 95, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sep. 9, 2011, at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook following a long, but valiant, struggle with leukemia.
He leaves his loving wife and friend of 58 years, Eleanor (Umble) Brown; his daughter, Anita (Brown) Hamilton and her husband Herb Hamilton; his adoring granddaughters Carrie (Bernstein) Seningen and Samantha (Bernstein) Bell; six great-grandchildren Richard, Maura, Kirsten, Hunter, Ashlyn and Kayla; and his sister, Esther Ann (Brown) McFarland of Haverford along with countless friends.
A lifelong resident of Chester County, Mr. Brown was the son of Harry and Lucy (Green) Brown. For over 89 years he resided in the family home on Duffryn Avenue in Willistown. As Willistown's longest residing resident, Mr. Brown was selected to cut the ribbon at dedication ceremonies of Greentree Park in October of 2004.
Mr. Brown attended Green Tree Elementary School on the school's opening day. He often commented that he was in the first grade, on the first day, in the first seat of the first row. After leaving school Mr. Brown helped to support his family by farming in Willistown Township. He later became roadmaster of Willistown Township and eventually retired from Great Valley School District where he served for many years as custodian both at Green Tree Elementary and General Wayne Junior High. He met his wife, Eleanor, on New Years Eve of 1950 during a dance at "The Old Orchard," they were married in 1952 at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Clare.
Harvey was an avid gardener who kept his family and neighbors well supplied in produce. He was often seen cutting his grass on his beloved 1940's Farmall tractor, always the farmer at heart.
For 72 years, Harvey was an active member of Thompson Lodge No. 340 as well as a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Clare.
Relatives and friends are invited to Harvey's Life Celebration Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. with his funeral service at 11 a.m. at Mauger-Givnish of Malvern, 24 Monument Ave. Interment, Willistown Friend's Cemetery.

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