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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Brown, Edward A., III




Edward Austin Brown III, formerly of Berwyn, PA, Fox Chapel, and Southwest Harbor, ME, died peacefully on April 15, exactly 1 month shy of his 95th birthday. He was a longtime resident of Longwood at Oakmont. Raised in Pittsburgh and Gary, IN, he graduated from Purdue University in 1950, after serving with the 293 JASCO in New Guinea and the Philippines in WWII. After 31 years with US Steel, he retired as a Senior Buyer of mechanical equipment and became associated with Gulliver’s Travels. He loved traveling with his beloved wife Judy, his siblings, and many friends, and for many years organized golfing trips to Ireland and Scotland, and other European countries. Ed was an active member of Shadyside Presbyterian Church (deacon and elder) and the Fox Chapel Golf Club. He also derived great satisfaction from volunteer work, and served on many local non-profit boards. For over 60 years, Brownie (as he was known to his close friends and family) spent his summers in Southwest Harbor, Maine. He loved to play golf at the Causeway Club (where he was a past president), walk the carriage trails of Acadia National Park, and tour the shoreline of Somes Sound in his boat “Boomer”. But hands down his favorite activity after a busy day was enjoying the view during happy hour at The Sounds with his extended family and friends. Ed is pre-deceased by his wife of 61 years, Josephine “Judy” Hastings Brown (2012). He is survived by their 4 children and spouses: Edward A Brown IV (Susan Spector) of Medford, MA, Jody Schantzenbach (Scott) of Oxford, NJ, Leslie Leathersich (Lew) of Beverly, MA and Jennifer Worcester (Scott) of Southwest Harbor, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his close friend Jeanne Conner, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. A celebration of life service will be held at the family plot at Forest Hill Cemetery in Northeast Harbor, ME at a later date. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Shadyside Presbyterian Church or the Southwest Harbor Library. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont