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In Loving Memory
Harvey J. Brown
September 30, 1928-December 21,2021
Harvey J. Brown, age 93, of Sinking Spring, PA passed away from natural causes surrounded by his family at the Reading Hospital on the morning of December 21,2021. Born in Amity Township he was the son of the late Morris E. Brown, Sr. and Mary (Yanos) Brown. He was predeceased by his spouse Mary (Baer) A. Brown. He is survived by his daughters, Dr. Linda (Dr. Stan Feinberg) Brown, Susan (Cecil Campbell) Brown, Marianne (Brad) Egolf, his grandchildren, Kristen Orgera, Matthew (Melany) Orgera, Danielle (Marc Kunes) Feinberg, Austin Egolf, Allie Feinberg, Dave Feinberg, Kevin (Kaitlyn) Egolf and his step-grandchildren Doulton (Rosie) Campbell and Tanner Campbell and his great-grandchildren Jagger, Reese and Gideon. Harvey was predeceased by his brother Frank Brown, Sr. and Morris E. Brown, Jr.
Harvey grew up in Douglassville and attended Penn State University where he graduated with degrees in Ag Bio Chemistry/ Poultry Husbandry with a minor in accounting. He married his long-time sweetheart, Mary A. Baer and moved to Amityville where he and his brother Frank Brown started their own poultry business. Harvey then went on to manage the Sinking Spring division of F.M. Brown’s Sons, Inc from 1960 until his retirement in 2003. Harvey worked long, hard days to make the business successful so that he could pass it onto his children and grandchildren. He served as the Corporate Secretary of F.M. Brown’s.
He was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sinking Spring where he served on the church council. He also served on many community boards and counsels for the Sinking Spring Borough.
He was happiest when the entire family came together at the farm that he and his wife lovingly restored in the 1970’s. That farm was our “safe landing” where tears were replaced with laughter and problems were always solved. The house was filled with activity and lots of commotion caused by his seven active grandchildren and our dogs. If things got too crazy, he retreated to his study for peace. He never got angry when one of his grandchildren broke something. He always said, “Well that’s the end of that.”
Holidays were filled with good Pennsylvania Dutch food cooked by Mom-Moms and endless gifts for anyone who came to the farm for Christmas. To encourage the grandchildren to play outside, Poppy bought an ATV, golf cart and an old army truck that he used to drive and bounce the kids around the farm. One Christmas he went out to his garage and told the kids to look out the window of the house. A few minutes later, he came tearing out of the garage driving a brand-new go-cart while waving a huge American flag. That was their Poppy, always surprising them and making them laugh. Various animals were always brought to the farm including horses, ponies, chickens, donkeys, goats, pigs and dogs. He never said no to bringing any animal to the farm, as long as he didn’t have to take care of them.
Poppy and Mom-Moms were the center of our lives and we will miss them both more than words can describe. We appreciate all that they did for us and we will keep them in our hearts forever. We know that now they are together and Dad can once again have Mom-Moms good cooking and be told what to do and how to do it. Rest in peace Harvey-Dad-Poppy. We love you to the moon and back.
Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be made at beanfuneralhomes.com.
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