William H. “Bill” Brown, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William H. “Bill” Brown, Sr.

Born May 24, 1925

William H. Bill Brown, Sr., age 90, of Selbyville, Delaware and formerly of Media, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Born on May 24, 1925 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Lester Robert Brown and Marie (Scanlon) Brown.

Bill proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy, serving aboard the USS Ordronaux.

He made his career as a lineman and construction detailer with the Philadelphia Electric Company in Morton, PA, retiring after 42 years of dedicated service.

As an avid outdoorsman, Bill enjoyed hunting, golfing, skiing, boating and fishing. He loved listening to music and especially enjoyed dancing to the sounds of the Big Bands. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling.

He was a life member of VFW Post #7234 in Ocean View, DE.

Bill’s kind heart and warm spirit will be dearly missed by those who were blessed to know him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma F. (Patterson) Brown.

Bill is survived by his children, Lynn M. Donnelly (Frank) of Media, PA, Carol A. Pomraning (Martin) of Airville, PA, William H. Brown, Jr. (Cynthia) of West Chester, PA and Beth M. Brown of Christiana, PA; his companion for the past several years, Mary Finiello; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit with Bill’s family from 11:30 am “ 12:30 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711, where funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow with military honors at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 108 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 or to Tin Can Sailors, PO Box 100, Somerset, MA 02726-0100.


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5 Condolences for William H. “Bill” Brown, Sr.

  • I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Brown, Sr. He was a very caring, and dedicated person, both in his professional life, but especially his personal one; he was an amazing man! I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is John 11:25, which says, ” Jesus said to…: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved father, grandpa and friend. Sincerely, Meryl

  • Dear family, I know “Uncle” Bill is at peace now, but he will be sorely missed. Great memories of his quick smile and his gentle wit. My sincere condolences on the loss of this kind and generous man.

  • My condolences to the Brown family. May the God of comfort grant you peace at this sad time. John 5:28,29.

  • Our sincere condolences to the Brown family, our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

  • Our deepest condolences to the family of our friend and neighbor, Bill Brown. He was a good friend over the years. Sincerely, Jean Collison and family