Charles H. Brown

September 16, 1923August 26, 2013

Charles H. Brown, age 89, of West Bloomfield, passed away August 26, 2013. Youngest of 19 Children, Charlie was born in Shirley Arkansas. Loving husband of the late Marcella. Cherished dad of Susan (Terry) Biggerstaff, Nancy (Steven) Campbell, John Brown, Sally Moriarty and Carole Brown. Proud grandfather of Matthew (Sarah) Campbell, Sara (Douglas) Mutart, Dylan Moriarty and Garrett Moriarty. Treasured great-grandfather of Taegen and Zoe Campebell, and Charlie, Oliver, Isaac and Ivy Mutart. Best friend of Marvin Finklestein. Charlie was a Navy Veteran, serving during WWII. Married to Marcella for 58 years. Charlie was a devoted husband and father. A special thanks to his many caregivers, both at his residence and at Regent Street. Charlie enjoyed his many friends and neighbors at Pine Lake. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home Godhardt-Tomlinson Chapel, 2904 Orchard Lake Rd., Keego Harbor. Funeral Visitation will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial at Pine Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice. Share a memory at



  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Funeral Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 29, 2013


  • Burial

Charles H. Brown

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August 27, 2014

It has been one year since we lost our beloved dad. We miss you so much! Love, John, Sally, Carole, Nancy and Sue.

Skip Pascouau

September 3, 2013

Charlie was a great man and a great influence on many people.I am glad to have been considered a part of this wonderful family and my hope and prayers for them are that they would prosper and be in good health and most of all blessed by God.

Donna Powers-Colpaert

August 30, 2013

Nancy, Sue, Sally, Carole and John and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

Terry Biggerstaff

August 29, 2013

Thanks everyone for the kind words and prayers. It was a beautiful funeral service. Pixley did a wonderful job in every respect. Beautiful words and stories by Daughter Nancy and Grandson Matt Campbell. Heartfelt prayers by Skip Pascouau. Thanks everone for the HUGE turnout and all the beautiful flowers. Charlie Brown would have been humbled and happy.

Jim/Mary Zeppelin/Powers

August 29, 2013

Great smile ,Great picture just how I remember him

jim and Mary Zeppelin/Powers

August 29, 2013

great picture what a great smile .

Lisa Mohler

August 29, 2013

John, Sally, Carole and respective family, it is with great sadness that the Pine Lake Neighborhood family has lost a good friend and a very kind man.
All our deepest condolences.

The Whitifield Family

Craig Crandall and Debra Strickland

August 29, 2013

To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. This is our promise. We will all miss Charlie, all in different ways. One day, we will re-unite. May God comfort the family.

Charlie was a great inspiration to Debra and I. We knew him to be a good man to everyone. He loved his best friend Marvin like a brother. I remember how they would scrap over who would pay the bill when they went to the restaurant together. We should be so fortunate to have such a rich friendship as this.

I knew Charlie to love his wife and children as deeply as any man could. "Devoted" may not be adequate to describe the love he held for them.

Charlie has run his race with grace and dignity. He now has joy and peace unspeakable in heaven.

Until we meet again Charlie Brown...........

John and Terri Bury

August 29, 2013

Dear Sue, Nancy, Sally, Carole, John and Family,

Our hearts go out to you during this difficult loss. The kindness, the stories, and Charlie's warm smile will be among the treasured memories we have of him. Family was very important to Charlie, we are blessed to have had the opportunity to know him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
The Bury Family~

August 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort. I did not know Charley well, but based on Carole's stories, he seemed like a sweet, giving and compassionate man. Judy Cocke