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H. Richard "Dick" Brown

March 29, 1931 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

H. Brown Obituary

        H. Richard “Dick” Brown, 92, formerly of Shillington, passed away January 21, 2024 in the Sinking Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where he was a guest since January 16th.

        He was the husband of the late Nancy B. (Bertolet) Brown who passed away February 13, 2020. They celebrated 68 wonderful years of marriage prior to her passing. Born in Reading, at home, he was a son of the late Harry L. and Ethel G. (Severns) Brown.

        A 1949 graduate of Reading High School, Dick worked as a stock boy at Whitners Department Store while in school. He attended Wyomissing Polytechnical Institute studying drafting. He worked at Gilbert Associates as a draftsman designing fossil fueled and nuclear power plants. After Gilberts closed in 1985, he went to work for the Berks County court system, where he worked as a judge’s clerk for 15 years, retiring in 2012.

        Dick was a member of the First Baptist Church, Reading, since 1945, serving as a Deacon and Chairmen of the Trustees Board for many years. He also sang in the choir, played in the bell choir and was chairman of the music committee. He served as a Boy Scout leader of Troop 221, Shillington and elected to Shillington Borough Council, serving for 15 years. While on Council, he started the Concerts in the Park and brought back the tree lighting at Borough Hall. Dick also served his community by volunteering as a fire fighter with the Keystone Fire Company No. 1 of Shillington. In his spare time, he enjoyed model railroading.

        He enjoyed traveling to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canadian side of Niagara Falls, and Florida. Some of his most memorable trips included a ride to the top of the St. Louis Arch, and attending the Supreme Court in Washington DC while in session.

        Left to cherish his memory are his children – Gregory A. husband of Lynne Brown, Chardon, Ohio, Kathleen B. wife of Robert Seltzer, Womelsdorf, his 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his 3 great great grandchildren.

        Private graveside services will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Brown family.


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