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I had always looked up to my grandfather as an exceptional super human. Someone who for his age, was impressively active both physically and mentally. My fondest memories are of Grandpa Brown guiding my sister and I through his raspberry field in Maine. We were supposed to pick berries for a pie or whatever it was he was going to cook up. Instead my sister and I thought the raspberrys were so delicious we ate almost every one we picked.

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Posted by: Daniel Metoudi - Grandson   Nov 18, 2015

Greetings to all the cousins and family! My brother Darryl and I enjoyed being with Alan and Lee in Maine at a family reunion, then again in FL. Uncle Alan always wanted me to play chess with him and 2x out of 15 games I made him think a little longer before he beat me. Life is certainly a gift from God none of us originated but by faith in God's Son Jesus can bring much joy and glory to

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Posted by: Rev. David A. Brown, EdD - Birmingham, AL - nephew (by O. Carl Brown, Jr.)   May 09, 2015

What can I say, as a child I always knew Alan as my Grandfather. He always payed attention to me and was facinated by my life. He never treated me different from his blood family and I learned a great deal from him. He taught me the value of a good stratagy not just in Chess but life and of course he taught me how to get out of the Sand bunker better than anyone. As I grew older I

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Posted by: Aaron Fichtner - grandson   Apr 21, 2015

I worked alongside Alan for many years helping to start The Staten Islander Shopping Guide. He was a wonderfully patient art teacher and we painted together on location often. I learned more from him then any art class I took and an grateful for all he taught me about art, business...and even a little chess. Thank You Alan

Posted by: Gwen Weaver    Apr 08, 2015

Dearest Dad, even though you no longer are with us in person we know you remain with us in spirit, and that you are watching over us from a higher place. You will be in our hearts as we think of you on what would have been your 100th birthday on April 11. Even as we sat with Dad at the board and care he talked about his birthday party and the planned family reunion. He said he probably couldn't

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Posted by: Laura Metoudi - Hong Kong - Daughter   Apr 02, 2015

On the eve of Dad's centennial I feel grateful that my father passed with such dignity and that Laura, Lee and I were all there with him. He loved his siblings and we are so happy Aunt Martha and Aunt Alice were able to speak with him the eve of his departure. I am so appreciative of the love and respect he instilled in me for art. He sent me to Brooklyn Museum School when I was 16, then did

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Posted by: Yvonne Force Villareal - Daughter   Mar 29, 2015

I wish I had more time with Grandpa Brown but I did cherish the time I did have with you.
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Posted by: Cuatro Villareal - Grandson   Mar 29, 2015

I love you and I want to see you but your not here anymore so I will see you inside my heart.

Posted by: Lux Force Villareal - NY, NY - Grandaughter   Mar 29, 2015