Albert L. Brown, 86, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday,
January 17, 2012, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Friday, February 20, 1925, in Sunbury,
a son of the late Albert O. and Marie (Spotts) Brown. He was married to the late Dorothy V. (Pasco) Brown,
who died May 11, 2005.
He was a 1943 graduate of Sunbury High School and earned a Bachelor and Master degrees in education
from Bloomsburg and Shippensburg Universities. Albert also held a Principal’s certificate. He
retired after more than 30 years of service with Carlisle Area School District, where he taught business courses at Carlisle
Senior High School, was a former Chairman of the Business Department and also served as Vice- Principal. Albert
also taught courses at Central PA Business School for several years and served as Principal for one year at Big Spring High
School. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle and enjoyed watching sports, reading and
Penn State football.
He is survived by one
daughter, Cathy Lee Brown of Carlisle, with whom he lived, one son, Retired US Navy Captain Mark A. (and his wife, Gail) Brown,
of Westerville, Ohio, three brothers; Jack Brown of Sunbury, Francis Brown of Reading and Mick Brown of Bartow, Florida, one
sister, Carol Strickland of Sunbury, two grandson; Andrew and Matthew Brown and several nieces and nephews. Albert
was preceded in death by two brothers; George and Robert Brown.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr.,
Carlisle. Rev. Dwight D. Schlaline will officiate. Burial will be private in St. Patrick
Catholic Cemetery, North Middleton Twp. Viewing will be Friday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with a Prayer service at 8:15 p.m. Memorials may be made to
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Sincere sympathy on the passing of your loved one.
Mr. Brown was an exceptional man.
He was a very good teacher and will be greatly missed.
My condolences to Mark and Cathy and to the Brown family for the loss of a wonderful man.
Mr. Brown was a mentor and guide for me during my years of teaching at the Swartz building. His style of teaching, his manner
with the students, his sense of humor, all played a role in my career and life. My son, Brian Albert, is named for him. I
send my good thoughts and warm memories to you all.
Lynn Jarrett Hofer
So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. Please rest assured our thoughts and
prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Sally & Bob Scharadin
Dear Cathy and Families:
I am very sorry to have read of your father's passing.
I am sure there will be a lot of wonderful memories that will live on forevermore. May the warm hands of God touch your heart
with peace and comfort during this difficult time. I will surely keep you in my prayers.
Susan Garner Startzel
Our deepest condolences on the recent passing of 'Big
My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Brown's family. An outstanding teacher, and friend who I knew
as both a teacher and a colleague. I hope that the entire family draws on the strength of what Albert Brown meant to so many
people in the Carlisle community. He was a great man. I will always cherish the opportunity that I had to know and learn
from Mr. Brown. He will be sadly missed
My heartfelt condolence to your family. I had Mr. Brown for typing when I was in 10th grade. He was one of my favorite
teachers. He had a passion for teaching as well as a deep sense of caring for his students.
Becky Rumpf Moyer
So sorry for the
loss of your father.
You certainly have been a faithful, loving daughter and brought much happiness to your parents.
May God comfort you,
deepest sympathy to Mark and Cathy and all of the Brown family. Mr. Brown was my favorite teacher ever, the best I ever had;
caring, attentive and a (literally) towering example of positivity, strength & character. In the years immediately following
my high school graduation, I attended many basketball games with Mr. Brown and Cathy during the "glory years" of
the program and they are some of the fondest memories of my life. Over the passing years, I've had many frequent fond
rememberances of Mr. Brown and shall continue to do so for the rest of my life. May God bless you, Mr. Brown, and may He wrap
his loving arms tightly around you. They don't build 'em like you anymore!
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