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Ronald E. Brown, 88, of Gilbertsville, husband of the late Jean D. (Czarnecki) Brown, passed away late Friday Evening at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Robert P. and Marian (Strasser) Brown.

Ronald was a WWII Army Veteran who served in the 2765th Engineer Base Photomapping Co. and played football for the Army’s Engineering Team the “Atomites” while stationed in France. He returned from France, married his high school sweetheart Jean and started working for Sander & Thomas engineering firm (later known as STV/Sanders & Thomas). He began as a draftsman, attended school in the evenings for Mechanical Engineering to receive his Professional Engineering License, and worked his way to Sr. Vice President of Defense Systems (he was affectionately known by the nickname “Brownie”). He retired in 1989 after 40 plus years of service. After retiring he started his own business, Ronald E. Brown Associates. Ronald was an outspoken advocate in lowering property taxes in the state of Pennsylvania and would regularly attend local school board meetings in Pottstown in efforts to improve the school system. He was an avid golfer at all of the local courses. But most of all, he was a devoted husband, father, and friend.

Surviving is son Ronald R. Brown of Gilbertsville; daughters Linda E. Clark of Kennett Square, and Cheryl E. Brown of Chesterbrook; sister Shirley Burns of Sanatoga; and brother Gerald Brown of Reading. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Jean Boughter, Doris A Brown and Elizabeth Brown.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, 2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00PM to 2:15PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Str., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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