HARTSDALE, N.Y. - William Edward Brown of Hartsdale died May 12. He was 84.
Brown was born in 1929 to Roger and Lillian Brown. He attended Mount Vernon public schools and graduated from A.B. Davis High School in June 1947. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a cryptographic operator with the rank of staff sergeant in the 4210th operations squadron and was discharged in Feb. 1952. He graduated cum laude, from Iona College in 1956 with a degree in accounting.
For 10 years he worked as an accountant for N.Y. Telephone Co. and was later the VP of Finance and the treasurer of Bekaert U.S. He later became the treasurer of Mark Cross, Inc. and ended his career in corporate finance as an executive with Shelby Shoes.
Brown coached basketball and baseball for the Dad's Club in Greenburgh. He took part in civic and civil rights organizations in Mount Vernon and Greenburgh and served on the Greenburgh Recreation Commission and the Board of the Greenburgh Housing Authority.
After his retirement, he worked for WISE, a program devoted to preparing high school students for career and vocational development.
Brown is survived by his wife, Phyllis McCullough; sons, Steven (Karen) and Richard (Donna) of White Plains and David (Michele) and Gary (Tracey) of Columbia Md.; nine grandchildren; sister-in-law, Muriel Brown; nieces and a nephew; many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Marion Guinn, Wilhemina Ewell; and brothers, Roger Brown and Milford "Sonny" Brown.
Calling hours are Thursday, May 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with prayer service at 8 p.m., followed by remembrances. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 17 at Church of the Sacred Heart, Dobbs Ferry. Entombment will follow immediately at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Putnam Valley.