Fletcher Brown passed away after a long illness on Feb. 5, 2013, in Parker, Colo. He was 89.
He was born in Clay County, W.Va., on June 26, 1923, to Fletcher Brown Sr. and Maude (Legg) Brown.
As a young man, he worked the coal mines in West Virginia. After serving in World War II in the Army Signal Corps, he attended West Virginia University on the GI bill, and received his BS in Electrical Engineering. He worked for American Cyanamid Co. for 38 years in several capacities in Bound Brook, N.J., then became assistant plant manager of the Savannah, Ga., facility, and then plant manager of the Marietta, Ohio, facility. He retired to Winter Haven, Fla., where he was an active member of Rotary and served as Rotary President from 1994-1995. He was a master gardener and enjoyed photography and coin collecting. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church and served as Deacon and Elder.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bernice (Dykes) Brown; four children Eileen (Ken) Rafuse of Manorville, N.Y., Jim Brown of Canyon City, Ore., David Brown of Lindenwold, N.J., and Camille Brown of Parker, Colo..; one brother, Jack Brown of Belpre, Ohio; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to Porter Hospice, 5020 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, CO 80122, or to Winter Haven Humane Society, 555 Sage Rd., Winter Haven, FL 33881.
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