Mount Vernon News
  • Richard F. Brown

  • January 14, 2010

SUNBURY — Richard F. Brown, 53, of Sunbury died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at The Ohio State Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 13, 1956, to the late George H. and Addie B. (Cullins) Brown Sr. He worked at Safelite Auto Glass.

He is survived by his wife, Karen (Ditty) Brown; brothers, Quentin and George Jr.; sisters, Lois Turner and Georgina (Doug) Gagnon; brothers-in-law, Robert (Jo) Gibson, Allan (Brenda) Ditty, Gary (Lynda) Ditty, Steve (Candee) Ditty; sister-in-law, Laura (Roger) Bowling.

Preceded in death by brother, Dale Puricelli; father and mother-in-law, Alva and Georgia Ditty; sister-in-law, Diane Gibson; nephew, Jonathon Riggle.

Celebration of life services for Richard will be held in the spring in Sunbury and also in Maine. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Memorial contributions can be made to Arthur James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th, Suite 519, Columbus, OH 43210-9983; and in Maine to The Immanent Grove, c/o Eric Robbins, 121 Main St., Winthrop, ME 04364. Condolences at



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