|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1900, Austria|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2005|
Herbert Brown, 105 he and his wife were world's oldest couple
*Social Security Death Index
Name: Herbert Brown
Last Residence: 19114 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Born: 14 Mar 1900
Died: 27 Dec 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)
*Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - December 29, 2005
Deceased Name: Herbert Brown, 105 he and his wife were world's oldest couple
Herbert Brown, 105, a Holocaust survivor whose long marriage made Guinness World Records, died Tuesday at River's Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northeast Philadelphia.
According to Guinness, Mr. Brown and his wife, Magda Fritz Brown, 101, were the oldest living married couple in the world. They celebrated their 75th anniversary in October.
The couple, natives of Austria, met at a dance in Vienna. "We fell in love right away," Magda Brown told a reporter in July. The couple married on Oct. 19, 1930.
In Vienna, he owned and operated two small department stores, and his wife was a homemaker with a maid and a nanny for their daughter.
When the Nazis came to power in Austria in 1938, the Browns, who were Jewish, had their home ransacked and Mr. Brown was sent to the Dachau concentration camp. His wife raised money for his release, but when he returned to Vienna he was interrogated by a Nazi official who they later found out was Adolf Eichmann. Shortly afterward, he and his wife and daughter fled to England. Mr. Brown's mother and sister perished in the Holocaust.
In 1940, the Browns immigrated to Philadelphia and Americanized their name from Braun.
Mr. Brown worked in a factory on Market Street sewing the shoulder seams on tuxedoes. His wife was a seamstress.
After he retired in 1965, said his daughter, Trudie Solarz, Mr. Brown enjoyed checking out bargains at the supermarket, mall walking, playing cards, and watching television quiz shows. Mr. Brown, who lived in Northeast Philadelphia, learned to drive in his late 50s when his daughter moved to Bucks County. He drove until he was 91, she said.
When he was 90, Solarz said, his doctor suggested that he use a cane. "I will when I'm old," her father replied.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Mr. Brown is survived by three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Joseph Levine & Son, 4737 Street Rd., Trevose. Burial will be in King David Memorial Park, Bensalem.
Magda Fritz Brown (1904 - 2006)*
King David Memorial Park
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