>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Obituaries arrow Kenneth Gordon Brown


Kenneth Gordon Brown

Kenneth Gordon Brown, 86, Brookings, died April 21, 2002, in Brookings of natural causes.

He was a 12-year resident of Brookings.

Mr. Brown was born Dec. 25, 1915, in Millerton, N.Y., in the upper Hudson River Valley to Herman Eli Brown and Mildred Frances Coons Brown.

He grew up in Millerton and developed a lifelong love of hunting and fishing.

Mr. Brown graduated from high school at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., and graduated from Cornell University in 1940. At Cornell, he was a 60-minute football player and captain of the team during its last undefeated season, 1939. He also played baseball.

He was married to the late Cecilia Jacob in Perth Amboy, N.J.

Mr. Brown enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in early 1942 and served during World War II. Following the war, he was a public health officer for the state of New York and then Chautauqua County. He retired in 1966.

He was elected to Cornell University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.

Among his surviving relatives are Linda Brown Johnson of Boulder Creek, Calif.; and D. Brown Oppmann of Brookings.

Also surviving are three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife; and son, Kenneth G. Brown Jr.

The family will hold private celebrations of life in Brookings and Boulder Creek.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Brown wished donations be made to the Oregon Southcoast Fishermen's Youth Activities, c/o Dick Sutter, 96778 Alder Ridge Road, Brookings, OR 97415.


The Pilot front page

Get home delivery of the Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings-Harbor for only $4 a month or $48/year. By mail, subscriptions are $55 a year outside of Curry County. After filling out one simple and secure online form, you could be on your way to learning more about Brookings-Harbor, Curry County and America's Wild Rivers Coast.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use