FREEPORT — Kenneth Harold Brown, 91, died Aug. 21 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough. He was born on July 1, 1921 in Pownal, the second son of Louise (Varney) and Edgar Brown Sr.
Brown was educated in local schools and graduated from Freeport High School. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and during the Battle of the Bulge he was captured as a prisoner of war. Fifty-five years later he had the opportunity to attend a POW reunion in Pennsylvania and was reunited with his bunkmate.
Brown was a hand stitcher for several Freeport shoe companies and his shoes were often used as samples by the sales team. He retired from LL Bean after 14 years in the distribution center. Brown was a New England sports fan, coached baseball, helped with the basketball booster club and served as the basketball scorekeeper for many years.
Brown took great pleasure in his time spent with his family, be it playing Uno, summer family vacations at Little Sebago Lake, lunch with his wife, Dot, or any time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The couple never missed an opportunity to mark a special family occasion.
Brown is survived by his daughter, Adena Stewart, of Raymond; his sons Frederick Brown and Richard Brown, of Freeport; his granddaughters Nadine Grosso and her husband, Vincent, of Gray, and Danielle O’Connell, of Raymond; his grandson, Dakota Brown, of Freeport; his great-grandchildren Jenny, Ava, and Ryan; his brother, Edgar Brown and his wife, Barbara, of Bangor; and his sister, Marilyn Groves, of Freeport.
He was predeceased by his wife in 2009; his brother, Gerald Brown; and his sisters Claudia Pooter and Phyllis Rufus.
A funeral service was held at Lindquist Funeral Home on Aug. 25 with the Rev. Sandy Williams officiating. Burial followed in Burr Cemetery in Freeport.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Brown’s memory to a special fund for vets in need at: Department of Veterans Affairs Center, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service #135, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.