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Richard Brown

September 21, 2012
The Herald-Star

BROWN, Richard "Tom," 62, of Somerdale, OH formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday September 19, 2012, at Community Hospice, New Philadelphia, OH from cancer.

He was born February 5, 1950, in Steubenville, OH., the son of the late Wilmer and Amelia Charlier Brown.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Janet and Betty; brothers, Larry and Sonny.

Tom and his family moved to Somerdale, OH last winter when he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 39 years as a letter carrier. Tom was a simple man that felt the most happiness when he was outdoors. He never asked for anything more than his early morning coffee. He was a talented, but humble artist and musician. Even though he saw tough times, he always found a way to put a smile on the face of his daughter, Chelsey.

Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Bonner; daughter, Chelsey; brother, Allen Brown of Weirton, WV; and sister, Rose Dotson of Wellsville, OH.

Visitation will be at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Christina Hosler presiding.

Burial will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA.

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