Clinton Brown Jr.
He was born in Boston on Nov. 26, 1922 to the late Clinton C. and Hazel (Berkey) Brown and lived many years in Newton, where he graduated from Newton High School. He also attended Kimball Union Academy and Columbia University.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served on seven destroyers in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters during World War II, including the USS Woolsey, the USS Jacob Jones, the USS Wyoming, the USS Whipple, the USS Marlboro, the USS Prairie and the USS Donner. After ending his service with the Navy in 1946, he joined the Merchant Marine and served as a deck officer for several years. He received his flying license in Mozambique, Africa, and his later years were spent in general aviation as a district manager for Piper Aircraft Corporation and as a flying salesman for Beech Aircraft Corporation. After retirement, he worked part time for Wagner Motor Sales in Boylston.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sylvia C. (Vanden Brink) Brown; a son, Chad E. Brown and his wife, Melissa, of Worcester; two daughters, Whitney Brown of Dalhart, Texas and Heather C. Ciccarelli of Oakham; three grandchildren, Christopher C. Brown, Megan M. Brown, and Jennah C. Ciccarelli; and a brother, Charles W. Brown of Tucson, Arizona. He was predeceased by a sister, Jane Brown O'Donnell Culbertson.
Mr. Brown loved animals and leaves behind his two Boston terriers, Marilyn and Amelia, and his cat, Monkey. He also enjoyed flying, sailing, and restoring antique cars. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Worcester, the Boston Hangar of the Quiet Birdmen and the American Legion Post 204, West Boylston.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Worcester. Burial will immediately follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery in West Boylston. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to UMass Memorial Hospice, UMass Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 2795, Worcester, Mass. 01613-9938 or the Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, Mass. 01606. Caswell-King Funeral Home 474 Grove St. is directing arrangements.