OBITUARY

David Stanley Brown

March 27, 1947March 30, 2021
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David Stanley Brown was born March 27, 1947 and passed away March 30, 2021 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Jil Brown. Loving father of Kristi (Michael) Pelc and Cheryl (Eric) Baker and step-father of Thomas (Cassie) Rorabacher and Mandy (Marcus) Moore. The best grandfather/papa to Steven Parks Jr., Cole Rorabacher, Brandon Rorabacher, Evan Rorabacher, Brady Moore, Hudson Moore, Asher Moore, Ryan Pelc, Annabelle Pelc, Evan Baker and Tyler Baker. Dear brother of Phillip (Carolyn) Brown, Stephen (Karen) Brown, Mark (Marilyn) Brown, Bruce (Rhonda) Brown and Barbara (Robert) Jewell. David is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

David was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to his late parents Russell and Annabelle Brown, he worked many years as an engineer/manager of the transmission department of Ford Automotive Company. He married his wife Jil Brown on July 4, 1998 and they have been inseparable ever since. Together they loved traveling to places like France, Italy, Hawaii, and all over the United States. For many years he enjoyed boating and being a part of the Drifters Boat Club. A special place he loved to go to is a family cottage in Lewiston Michigan; where he enjoyed sitting on the beach in his favorite shaded spot, fishing, sitting by a bonfire, and even dirt biking, four wheeling, and snow mobile riding. He really enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, pheasant and turkey hunting. A hobby he also loved was flying model airplanes, and made several new friends when he joined an airplane club. David will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

If you are unable to attend the funeral service at 6:00 p.m on Monday, the family has made a zoom meeting where you can be apart of the service virtually. Please click the link below and use Meeting ID: 894 0332 1855 : Passcode: 138081

Services

  • Visitation (25 Guests at a time)

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021

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Diane DeVincent

April 5, 2021

Dave and family were my boating next door neighbor at Kean’s Marina for many years. There were countless boating trips around the Great Lakes and many wonderful memories. He would plan and schedule our trips like clockwork. You knew he was an engineer because everything he did was in an orderly fashion. Dave was a great father and grandfather always putting family first. I hope that Kristy, Cherie, Jill and Barb take comfort in the many memories and knowing that Dave is in peace now.
Rest In Peace dear Dave.

Janice Thompson

April 3, 2021

We are so very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family at this very difficult time.

Janice and Terry Thompson

Marci Gimmarro

April 3, 2021

As my FCG Advisor, Dave was my first mentor at Ford. His door was always open, and he was willing to listen to my questions and offer answers and advice. Later, as my Department Manager, he continued to provide support as I worked to balance my work life and life at home. He was a kind and welcoming person, and I send prayers to his family on their loss. Rest In Peace, Dave.

Parviz Shiree

April 2, 2021

David was one of the best engineers I worked with.He was always kind to his fellow employees and treated everyone with respect.He had good listening skills regardless of the level of the people he interacted with.It was a privilege to work with him over 25 years.
We will miss Dave.

Doug Whitney

April 1, 2021

Dave was a good friend. I met him during my first day of work at Ford. He sometimes joked about being one of "Illinois best", and I think he was. Outside of work my memories include annual fishing trips to Lake St. Clair, Salomon fishing on Lake Huron, and one memorable fishing trip to the northern wilderness of Canada.
Fishing was replaced by boating and Dave was our leader. My wife Barb and I joined the Drifters Boat Club where Dave organized and led many trips. Memories include: anchoring overnight in remote areas of Lake Huron, staying at Mackinac Island, Beaver Island and many more places. And we can't forget occasionally following him into large waves, dense fog, and even a few storms!
In recent years we both belonged to the Flying Pilgrims model airplane club where flying radio controlled airplanes kept us busy several mornings of the week, followed by time at the coffee shop.
Our condolences to his family and friends.
Dave was a good friend. I will miss him.
Thanks for the memories Dave!


Our condolences to his family and friends.

Mark Schumaker

April 1, 2021

Mark & Pam Schumaker’s best memory of Dave was as members of the Drifters Boat Club. The Drifters were for the most part docked at Keans Yacht Harbor in Detroit Mi. Dave was very active in the club and led many of our club cruises. He acted as unofficial navigator for many cruises and wherever we traveled, Dave's waypoints got us there and back safely. Trips included most ports in Western Lake Erie, Southern and Northern Lake Huron, and even to Traverse City. Our fondest memory was a trip to the North Channel in 1999 when Pam and I had to leave a day later than the others-- it was Dave’s waypoints that allowed us to safely navigate the narrow rock lined channels to meet up with Dave and the others in Mill Lake Ontario. We thought the world of Dave, and we won’t be able to think of all those wonderful trips without remembering Dave and how we miss him. Our sincere condolences to the family.

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