Ellen B. Brown

March 27, 1923December 8, 2018

Ellen B. Brown, 95, formally of Oneonta and most recently of Ilion, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica. Ellen was born March 27, 1923 in Oneonta to the late Dan Clark and Adda (Mattice) Barlow, Sr. Ellen attended the Old Normal School, Bugbee School, and graduated from Oneonta High School in 1941. She married Edward H. Brown, and they lived at Upper East Street, Oneonta. She worked at the newly formed REA in 1943 typing membership cards for the Association. After completing this job, she worked at J.J. Newberry in Oneonta for 14 years as the manager of the toy department. She briefly worked for the Civil Service Department in Albany, and then transferred to SUCO Oneonta, where she worked 21 years in the Educational Psychology Department, retiring in 1983.

Ellen enjoyed bowling, traveling, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, spending time with family, and especially being the family historian. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Anthony Guzik of Jordanville, NY; her grandsons, Rev. Michael A. Guzik, SJ and David and Heidi Guzik of Fairfield, CT; great grandsons Jonathan and Jason Guzik of Fairfield, CT; her sisters-in-law, Marion Barlow of Rensselaer, NY, and Rose Barlow of Kirkville, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Dan Clark and Adda (Mattice) Barlow; 3 brothers Dan (Vida) Barlow Jr., William Barlow and Kenneth Barlow; 3 sisters and their spouses; Allien (Edward) Wenck Sr.; Florence (Joseph) Hauser, Jr. and Mary Jean (Walter) Schmitt, Sr. Friends may call Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 10am until 11am in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, NY, at which time the family will be in attendance. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11am in the Bookhout Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael A. Guzik officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at West Oneonta Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Jeff and Betty Dean

December 12, 2018

Dear Judy and Anthony,
We extend our condolences to the entire family. Ellen was a beloved friend and educational psychology department colleague of ours. Ellen was like family to us and we cherished the opportunity to keep in touch with each other for over 50 years.
Jeff and Betty Dean

Christine Wenck

December 10, 2018

I remember Ellen because she was my Uncle Ed Wencks sister in law. Her daughter was friends of our family when she was in school with my brother. Judy I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. I know how it feels to loss a mom. Rip dear Ellen.