Shorty Brown

Passed away on May 28, 2018

On Monday, May 28, 2018, Melvin “Shorty” Brown passed away, at the age of 76. He was the dear friend of Kathy; loving step-father of Kim Alt; dear brother of Jane Sweeney and her husband Tom Sweeney and Margaret Sheridan and her husband Wayne Portmess; cherished uncle of Michele Fazenbaker and Angelo Sudano.

Friends and relatives may gather at Miller-Dippel Funeral Home, Inc., 6415 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206 on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Parkwood Cemetery, at 10:30 am.


  • Kathy ., Friend
  • Kim Alt, Step-Daughter
  • Jane Sweeney, Sister
  • Tom Sweeney, Brother-in-law
  • Margaret Sheridan, Sister
  • Wayne Portmess, Brother-in-law
  • Michele Fazenbaker, Niece
  • Angelo Sudano, Nephew


  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 2, 2018

Shorty Brown

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Mike Niederhauser

May 30, 2018

My sincere condolences to the entire Brown family and all of the many, many friends of Shorty.
I've known Shorty since my younger years at St. Anthony's with niece & nephews Debbie, Eddie and Willie and later from Saril and the Red Rooster. In the last 20-25 years or so I will miss him 'holding court' on Saturday mornings at the Hazelwood Inn, the many card games almost daily, his infectious laugh, his ornery, playful agitating and his caring advice! Shorty knew 'everyone' and all who knew him certainly loved I do dearly! If Shorty was your friend, there is nothing in the world that he wouldn't do for you and if he couldn't do it...he knew someone that could!
I will love and miss you always my friend...R.I.P.