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Douglas J. Brown
February 23, 1947 – October 2, 2022
Douglas J. Brown passed away overnight Saturday evening at the age of 75. Doug was born in 1947 in Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean to George and Joanna Brown (née Krenzer). He was the husband of Jackie Brown. They enjoyed over 51 years of marriage together.
Doug studied at Princeton University and the University of Washington, finishing with a degree in Romance Languages and Literature. He had a long, successful career as an executive in aviation and travel, which took him all over the world. He was a raconteur, gracious host, student of history, Francophile, voracious reader, crack tennis player and swimming enthusiast. If you struggled with losing, engaging him in a game of Trivial Pursuit was a bad choice. If you enjoyed exceptionally well-cooked meals, stopping by his home when he had the chef’s apron on was a wise one.
Doug and Jackie lived a true love story. They fell in love at first sight and, in what many would describe as a questionable decision, they were engaged within 24 hours of meeting each other. All these years later it seems that decision was the best one they ever made. Their shorthand promise made to one another from the beginning, and so often written to finish cards and letters, was to love each other “Til The End Of Time.” And he did.
He will be missed by many people in many places and leaves behind his beloved family. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline (née DuPuis), his son Andrew and his wife Debbie (née Moffett), his cherished granddaughters Tatum Emily Brown and Reece Hayes Brown, his nieces and nephews who allowed him to marry their Aunt Jackie, Deanne Eschbach (née Raymond), Kelly Hostetler (née Raymond), Michael Raymond and Jeff Raymond, as well as their wonderful spouses and families, and his sister Bonney Thom (née Brown) and her husband Douglas Thom.
Doug’s family intends to do a private ceremony to recognize and celebrate his life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Francisvale Home For Smaller Animals (a 501 (c) 3 organization) | https://francisvalehome.org/donate/ | 328 Upper Gulph Road, Radnor, PA 19087 | (610) 688-1018
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