Earl Brown, 93, ‘quiet hero’ who valued Swiss almond chocolate ice cream and fine Vodka

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Earl Brown, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was 93.

Earl Brown was a quiet hero to many. A man of yesteryear, the life of the party and a gifted storyteller with a flair for oration. He loved his liberal politics and had a penchant for art, history, jazz, proper English grammar and the ballet. None were more important, however, than golf, Swiss almond chocolate ice cream and fine Vodka.

Earl Brown was born in Toronto, Canada on Feb. 26, 1922, to Martha and Abraham Brown. He served in the Canadian Army in WWII in Italy and Germany. Following the war, he graduated from the University of Toronto and Osgood Hall School of Law. In 1953, he married Rhoda Valikoff and subsequently had three children, Paula Jill, Barbara Tracy and Adam Pullan. They lived in Canada, Honduras and Florida, before Earl moved to Wilmington.

Rhoda survives Earl as do his three children and four granddaughters, Julia Pullan, Amanda Jane, Alexa Fay and Jordan Shanley.

Earl was a great friend to many. He was always up for an adventure, even at 93. His personality was infectious. A better father–there was none. We will miss him dearly.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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