September 24, 1931 – May 4, 2021
Abel Brown passed away on May 4th 2021 at the age of 89. He was born in Sacramento, California and lived in Rio Vista and Antioch until the age of 14 when he moved to Campbell. He attended Campbell High School where he met the love of his life, Joanie. They were married on March 10, 1951 and celebrated 68 wonderful years together until her passing in 2018. He served his country in the Army as a Military Police Officer from 1951 to 1957. Abel was a wonderful father to his two children and was very involved in their schools: Saint Clare, Notre Dame San Jose and Archbishop Mitty. He was a diehard Mitty football fan and followed his son’s games when he played and for many years after while he coached the team. He had a long career in the manufacturing industry and management. He retired from FMC in 1991. He loved to work on cars and tend to his garden. Abel is preceded in death by his mother, father and wife. He is survived by his daughter Diane (Dave), son David (Adrianne) four grandchildren Sarah (Rich), Stephen, Katie (Bo), and Jenni (Freddy), and four greatgrandchildren Charlie, Greyson, Kylan, and Elias. Private services will be held at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.