In Memory

Brown, Earl (14 Oct 15)

GGHG WW II Veteran Earl Brown, 93, of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Earl Brown was a quiet hero to many. A man of yesteryear, the life of the party, and a gifted story teller with a flair for oration. He loved his liberal politics and had a penchant for art, history, jazz, proper English grammar, and the ballet. None were more important, however, than golf, swiss almond chocolate ice cream, and fine Vodka. Earl Brown was born in Toronto, Canada on February 26, 1922 to Martha and Abraham Brown.

He served with the Governor General’s Horse Guards during WWII in Italy and Germany. Following the war, he graduated from the University of Toronto and Osgood Hall School of Law. In 1953, he married Rhoda Valikoff and subsequently had three children, Paula Jill, Barbara Tracy, and Adam Pullan. They lived in Canada, Honduras, and Florida, before Earl moved to Wilmington. Rhoda survives Earl, as do his 3 children, and four granddaughters, Julia Pullan, Amanda Jane, Alexa Fay and Jordan Shanley. Earl was a great friend to many. He was always up for an adventure, even at 93. His personality was infectious. A better father there was none.

Nulli Secundus

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Craig Anhorn
GGHG Association

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