The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

August 30, 2013

Charles H. Brown Jr.

WINDBER — BROWN – Charles H. Jr. “Bill,” 91, 207 Ottawa St., formerly of Windber, died Aug. 28, 2013. Born Nov. 19, 1921, in Draper, Va., son of the late Charles and Irena (Riggins) Brown. Also preceded in death by brothers, John and James; sister, Carrie Stephens; and grandson, Jeffrey Berkey. Survived by wife of 71 years, the former Willie Mae Yearout; and children, Phyllis Berkey and Carmen Crowe, Destin, Fla.; Carolyn, wife of Francis Thomas, Pittsburgh; Robert, married to the former Venonna Chapman, Windber; and Ronald, married to the former Debbie Griffith, Greenville, S.C. Also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Debbie, wife of Gary Morgan, and sons, Dan and Kevin, North Hills; Kim, wife of Todd Fetchko, and children, Josh and Becca, Windber; Jackie Brown and Bill Hanik, Johnstown; Heather, wife of Steve Purvis, Taylor, S.C.; Eric, married to the former Bridgette McCall, Fountain Inn, S.C.; and Bryan Berkey, son of Jeff Berkey. Brother of Betty, wife of David Kirby, Ringgold, Va. Brother-in-law to Nancy Brown, Marian, Va.; Eloise Brown, Radford, Va.; and Hazel Roufe, Christianburg, Va. Bill was a heavy equipment operator with Lasky Construction. Member of Davidsville Community Church and International Operating Engineers Local 66. Our sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Arbutus Manor. A special thank you for those who visited, called, sent cards and prayed for Bill and his family. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. John Hollis, officiating. Interment, Berkey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Arbutus Manor or Davidsville Community Church in Bill’s memory.

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