1940-2003

LEWISTON – George R. Brown, 63, of Norway, died Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Central Maine Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Brown had endured a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Norway on March 14, 1940, the son of the late C. Henry and Helen English Brown. He graduated from Norway High School in 1958 where he was treasurer of his class and a three letter man in sports. He was well known as the “Galloping Ghost” on the football team and led his music career playing the clarinet and saxophone in school and in his own band “Brown’s Combo”. He also graduated in 1959 from the U.S. Naval School of Music in Washington D.C.

After serving in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Navy Band touring the Mediterranean, he retired and returned home to work with his father in the family operation of Whitman Oil Company. After the sale of the family business, he worked for the state of Maine managing liquor stores in Lewiston, South Paris and Bridgton. He retired in 1999.

He was a member of the American Legion Stone Smart Post #82 and was an avid golfer.

In 1990, he married the late Shirley Blake Dodge.

He is survived by his sons: Scott L. Brown and his wife, Anna, of South Paris, Randall C. Brown and his wife, Cynthia, of Oxford, Matthew L. Brown and his wife, Nyoka, of Tucson, Ariz., and his daughter Allison L. Brown and her life partner, Peter McWalter, of Woolwich; his grandchildren, Randal G. Brown and his wife, Alicia, of S. Paris, Heather Brown of South Paris, Brittany Brown and Ryan Brown of Oxford, Brandon and Ashley of Tuscon, Ariz., Elizabeth McWalter of Woolwich; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Makala and Madison Brown of South Paris; his sister Grace Cleary and his niece Elizabeth Cleary and nephew Justin Cleary of Colchester, Vt.; his mother-in-law, Emily Blake; step-children, Elizabeth Dodge, Susan Dodge and Dwight Dodge; and step-grandchildren, Carley, Elisha and Evan Dodge.

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