OBITUARY

Clarence "Brownie" D. Brown Jr.

February 11, 1938November 25, 2018
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Clarence D. “Brownie” Brown, Jr., 80, of Reading. Widower of Shirley L. (Gabel) Brown. Passed away on Sunday November 25, 2018 at the Reading Hospital. Born in Gibraltar, PA. he was one of 12 children of the late Marcella A. Swisher. Clarence was employed by Gross Equipment Co., Bechtelsville, PA for over 50 years as a bus mechanic. Both his daughters were truly blessed to have him as a father. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was happiest when he was cutting grass for his grandson Cory. He is survived by his daughters, Debra A, wife of Herbert H. McDonnell, Jr. of Gilbertsville and Karen J. wife of Richard S. Bruno of Exeter Twp. Siblings, Barbara wife of Kenneth Mishler of Vero Beach, FL. Robert Brown of Gilbertsville, Nelson husband of Rachel Brown of Patten, OH. Leroy husband of Kathy Brown of Reading. and George husband of Cheryl Brown of Bechtelsville. Grandchildren, Cory McDonnell, Angie Richard, Ricky Bruno and April Bruno. Great Grandchildren, Aubrey and Tyler McDonnell, McKenzie and Jayden Richard. Clarence is predeceased by siblings, Teddy, Janet, Dennis, Dolores, Ruth and June. Memorial Services will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown Monday December 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Family and friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Debra A. McDonnell, Daughter
  • Herbert H. McDonnell Jr., Son-in-law
  • Karen J. Bruno, Daughter
  • Richard S. Bruno, Son-in-law
  • Barbara Mishler, Sister
  • Kenneth Mishler, Brother-in-law
  • Robert Brown, Brother
  • Nelson Brown, Brother
  • Rachel Brown, Sister-in-law
  • Leroy Brown, Brother
  • Kathy Brown, Sister-in-law
  • George Brown, Brother
  • Cheryl Brown, Sister-in-law
  • Shirley L. (Gabel) Brown, Wife
  • Marcella A. Swisher, Mother
  • Brownie is also survived by his grandchildren, Corey McDonnell, Angie Richard, Ricky and April Bruno; his great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Tyler McDonnell, McKenzie and Jayden Richard. Brownie was predeceased by his siblings, Teddy, Janet, Dennis, Dolores, Ruth and June

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 3, 2018
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Biography

Clarence D. “Brownie” Brown, Jr., 80, of Reading. Widower of Shirley L. (Gabel) Brown. Passed away on Sunday November 25, 2018 at the Reading Hospital.
Born in Gibraltar, PA. he was one of 12 children of the late Marcella A. Swisher.
Clarence was employed by Gross Equipment Co., Bechtelsville, PA for over 50 years as a bus mechanic.
Both his daughters were truly blessed to have him as a father. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was happiest when he was cutting grass for his grandson Cory.
He is survived by his daughters, Debra A, wife of Herbert H. McDonnell, Jr. of Gilbertsville and Karen J. wife of Richard S. Bruno of Exeter Twp. Siblings, Barbara wife of Kenneth Mishler of Vero Beach, FL. Robert Brown of Gilbertsville, Nelson husband of Rachel Brown of Patten, OH. Leroy husband of Kathy Brown of Reading. and George husband of Cheryl Brown of Bechtelsville. Grandchildren, Cory McDonnell, Angie Richard, Ricky Bruno and April Bruno. Great Grandchildren, Aubrey and Tyler McDonnell, McKenzie and Jayden Richard. Clarence is predeceased by siblings, Teddy, Janet, Dennis, Dolores, Ruth and June.
Memorial Services will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown Monday December 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
Family and friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com