OBITUARY

Charles F. Brown

December 11, 1925February 14, 2013

BROWN, Charles F., age 87,of Centerville, passed away suddenly Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Bethany Village. He was born December 11, 1925 in Capac, Michigan to the late Francis and Hilda Brown. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn; brother, Arnold Brown; and grandson, Keefe Taylor Brown. He is survived by daughter Amy (Anthony)Kemnic; sons Stephen (Gala)Brown and Thomas(Cheryl)Brown, grandchildren Patrick(Claire)Kemnic, Amanda Kemnic, Shannon (Patrick)Kirkwood, Kevin Brown, and Jessica Brown; great-grandsons Dillan and Teddy Kemnic; and several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He served as an officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Tennessee, and in later years, was an enthusiastic volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. He retired twice—first from CMS Energy in Michigan, where he retired as Vice President, Customer Service and Marketing, and again from Providence Gas Co. in Rhode Island, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer. He also sat on many boards of directors throughout his life, and participated in many civic organizations across the states of Michigan, Rhode Island and Ohio. Funeral service 2:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Fairmont Presbyterian Church 3705 Far Hills Ave. Kettering, Ohio 45429; with the Rev. Denise W. Weaver and the Rev. David Hoffelt officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at 1:45 PM Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Sylvania United Church of Christ 7240 Erie St., Sylvania, OH 43560; or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements completed by the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-Far Hills Chapel. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2013
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JOYCE FUGATE

February 21, 2013

I WAS ONE OF CHUCK CARE TAKER ALSO I AM LOSS FOR WORDS WRITING THIS ,HE HAD SO MANY STORIES ABOUT HIS LIFE WE HAD A NON GOING JOKE GOING ON ALL THE TIME ABOUT HERSERY KISSES I WILL LEAVE THAT AS THAT.YOU WILL BE MISS SLEEP WITH THE ANGEL NOW.LOVE JOYCE

Susan Flowers

February 20, 2013

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Chuck. I knew him from Sylvania United Church of Christ and was impressed by what a warm and thoughtful person he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Kristy Kemnic

February 20, 2013

Sure sorry to hear about the passing of Amy's dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have some great memories of Charlie Brown throughout the years. He will be missed. Always had a smile on his face and a friendly word to share. My Deepest Sympathy

Jennifer Lancaster

February 20, 2013

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I took care of Chuck for just a couple months. But w/ all the talks we had it seems like I knew him forever. He had a story for everything. He will be truly missed by anyone who knew him.

February 19, 2013

I am very sorry to hear that Mr. and Mrs. Brown have passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I enjoyed seeing your parents and talking with them at Bethany Village when I worked there as the Move in Coordinator. They were wonderful people and I am glad that I had the opportunity to get to know the two of them. God bless your family. Sincerely, April Hoskins

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