Obituary of Thomas Brown
Thomas Boone Brown, 91, of State College died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born March 3, 1926 in Meyersdale, he was the son of the late T. Boone and Jane Graves Brown. On June 4, 1955 in Gettysburg, he married the former June Roush, who survives in State College.
Thomas is also survived by two daughters Vicki Brown (Richard Morin) of San Bruno, CA and Keri Wilson of Dallas, TX. He is survived by a sister Jean Brown Forster of State College. Thomas was preceded in death by his brother Jack G. Brown and sister Joan Brown Walsh. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom graduated from Meyersdale High School in 1943, from Williams College in Williamstown, MA in 1950 and Penn State University in 1956. While teaching at Penn State, he received his master degree in Architectural Engineering. He retired from Penn State University as a professor of architecture and architectural engineering.
Tom designed several homes and other buildings in and around State College, in his private practice and with local architect Philip Hallock.
He was a veteran of the Army, having served in Italy during WW II. He was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ in State College, the American Institute of Architects, F & AM masonic Lodge 554 in Meyersdale, Royal Arch Mason Chapter #241 of Bellefonte, where he was a Past High Priest, Constans Commandery # 33 in Bellefonte, where he was a Past Commander, and Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.
Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Faith United Church of Christ, 300 East College Avenue, State College.
Contributions may be made to: Architectural Engineering, General Scholarship Fund, 27 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802
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