Donald E. Brown

February 14, 1938 ~ April 9, 2018 (age 80)

Brown, Donald Emory of Colchester CT, formerly of Canandaigua NY, passed peacefully April 09, 2018, at the age of 80.

He was predeceased by his wife of 10 years, Dorothy Farley Brown.  He is survived by his children Edward (Catherine) Brown, Cynthia (Bernard) DeStefano, Sally (Tariq) Salam, his Grandchildren Kathryn Assunto, Samuel Brown, Henry Brown, Jack Brown, Sarah Salam, Emma Salam, Anna Salam, Ella Salam, Ava Salam, and Great-grandchildren Natalie and Gianna Assunto.


Don Brown earned a Bachelor’s Degree in  Philosophy at Muskingum College, as a member of Alban House, in 1957-1960.  He earned the Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1960-1962.  Served his calling of ministry to others as a Pastor in Presbyterian Churches in San Francisco CA, Topeka KA, and Mendon NY; as a Youth Pastor in the Methodist Church in Canandaigua NY; and as Pastor of the Methodist Church in Vine Valley NY.  He also worked in public and social service in Kansas City MO, Nashville TN, and Atlanta GA.


His ministry, counsel, advice, and comfort will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  His life of service and dedication to others will be inspiration to those who were close to him.  His life-long thirst for learning and faith, and his abiding love for reading and sharing, will be long remembered by his extended family and his many beloved friends. May he rest in peace, in the loving arms of Jesus Christ and in the company of all whom he loved dearly and had passed to eternity before him, and all of us who will one day join him.


There will be a Memorial Service and a Celebration of his life, held at Vine Valley United Methodist Church, Middlesex NY, on Saturday May 26, 11:00am.

His family requests that donations be made in his name to the American Heart Association.


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