Walter Brown


Walter R. Brown, 90, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville, Ohio. He was born Sept. 24, 1918 in Hendrysburg, Ohio a son of the late Charles Brown and Sarah McMurray Brown.

Walter was a retired farmer and school bus driver. He was also a private pilot for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years Virginia Johnson Brown; a daughter, Rita Ruiz; a sister, Elsie Goodman; and a step-brother, Newel Moore.

Surviving are daughters Ina (Steven) Schwilling of Idaho, Fay (Leonard) D'embrosia of Oregon; a son, Charles (Mary) Brown of Connecticut; grandchildren, Corrie Albright, Kelly Matmati, Sarah Brown, Christopher and Michael D'embrosia, Roseangela Scrivner and Charles Fliger; great-grandchildren, Asher and Ainsley Albright, Laila Matmati; a sister, Kathleen Allen of Dayton, Ohio; a half sister Ruth Moreland of Orange Park, Fla.

Friends were received Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio where services were held Friday, July 24, burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.