Stephen D. Brown, a resident of Lima, Ohio and Baylor’s Lake, Fleetville, and formerly of Scranton, died Tuesday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken ill. His wife is the former Denise Barber. The couple would have been married 47 years on August 28th.
Born 1949 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Arthur W. and Elizabeth Sweetser Brown. Stephen was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Education Degree from the University of Dayton. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard 109th Infantry for seven years. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a special education teacher at the Lima Senior High School for 30 years. During his time at Lima Senior High he served as a swimming coach and the assistant athletic director and was also a member of the Lima Education Association, the National Education Association as well as the Ohio Education Association and served on several committees with the organizations.
An avid sports fan, Steve loved the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and Steelers, Penn State and IUP. He also enjoyed playing golf.
He is also survived by his brother Wayne of Lima, OH.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 26th at 6pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton by the Rev. William Sweetser, cousin.
Friends may call Thursday from 3pm until the time of service.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 2 from 5 – 7 PM at the K of C Hall, Cable Rd., Lima. At 6:30 a brief memorial will be conducted by Mike Mullen, with benediction by the Reverend Ted Bible of St. Mark’s Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Sally Meredith Scholarship Fund c/o Lima Community Foundation PO Box 1086 101 N. Elizabeth St. Suite 509 Lima, OH 45802 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
To share a memory or to leave your condolences for the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, funeral director.