Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Browns in:
 • Fort Custer National Cemetery
 • Augusta
 • Kalamazoo County
 • Michigan
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Dr Alan S Brown
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 23, 1922
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 18, 2006
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Dr. Alan S. Brown

BROWN, Dr. Alan S.

In loving memory of Alan S. Brown who was born April 23, 1922 in Detroit and passed away May 18, 2006 in Kalamazoo. The son of Gordon S. and Hazel L. Brown, he was preceded in death by brothers Gordon M., Kenneth J., and Donald A. Brown. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie; his children Elizabeth, Judy, and Geoffrey, Geoffrey's wife Michelle; granddaughters Rosalind and Jennifer, his brother Thomas W. Brown, his cousin Frank Brown, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Alan served his country in the US Army during World War II. He utilized the G.I. Bill to earn three degrees in history from the University of Michigan, receiving his Ph.D in 1953. He taught at the University of Michigan and Kent State University before coming to Western Michigan University's Department of History in 1955. He was WMU's first archivist and also served as Dean at Kanley Chapel. He was the recipient of the WMU Alumni Teaching Excellence Award in 1989. He retired in 1991 as Professor of History Emeritus. He was a frequent contributor to Michigan History Magazine. A lifelong golfer, he served as Secretary to the Kalamazoo Municipal Golf Association from 1975 to 1995. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St. A private burial service will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. The time and date of a memorial service at Kanley Chapel will be announced. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Fort Custer National Cemetery
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Graven
Record added: May 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14363555
Dr Alan S Brown
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Cheryl Behrend
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service