Richard A Brown, 76

Richard A. “Dick” Brown, 76, of Ellwood City passed away Friday, October 14, 2022 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born December 23, 1945 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Virginia Main Brown.

Dick retired from the Ellwood City Fire Department following 25 years of service to the community. He served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War (1966-1971). Following his retirement, Dick moved to Las Vegas for 15 years. He enjoyed working and gambling. Dick moved back to the area 12 years ago and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels around his home.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Tagg Brown; two daughters, Rabecca Gacesa of Nebraska, Jennifer Brown of Hickory Twp.; son, Steven Brown of Indiana; stepchildren, John (Kirsten) Shontz and Lisa (Bill) Emmett; sister, Donna Yoho of Ellwood City; sister in law, Arlene Brown of Ellwood City, ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ken “Sonny” Brown and brother in law, Bob Yoho.

Private services will be held to celebrate Dick’s life at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Local Veteran’s Services..

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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4 thoughts on “Richard A Brown, 76

  1. Our deepest sympathy to your family and friends. He will be missed by many but your memories made throughout his lifetime will help heal you through this difficult time. RIP Richard

  2. Our sincerest sympathies to the family of Dick Brown. May he rest in eternal peace. Don and Marge Carney
    Venice Florida

  3. Dick Brown and his wife (at the time) Rose, were two of my dearest friends when I first moved to Ellwood City in 1979. We had so much fun playing Canasta and just being silly, he had a great sense of humor.
    Sorry to hear of his passing. God’s speed and peace to the Family.

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