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Obituary of David J. Brown, 86


David Joseph Brown, 86, of State College passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Monday, March 13, 1933, in Bellefonte PA; a son of the late David C. and Helen (Letterman) Brown. On May 28, 1955, he married June Ilene (Pifer) Brown who preceded him in death on March 12, 2015.

David graduated from the Bellefonte High School in 1951. He then joined the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served his country from 1951-1955, earning his honorable discharge.

He owned and operated his Dairy Farm and also his construction business. His memberships included the State College America Legion Post 245 and the State College VFW Club 1600. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors, but most importantly, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter, Dee Jaye Behrer (Edward R.) of State College; three sons, Douglas M. Brown of State College, Daren D. Brown (Veronica J.) of Bellefonte, and Dustin E. Brown (Angie) of Howard; seven very special grandchildren, E. Brandon Behrer (Bree) and Jodee Spicer (Zach), J R Brown (Alie) and Nicole E. Brown, Derek M. Fetterolf, and Tayler and Cassidy Brown; seven great grandchildren, Jayla Jones, Conner, Brooke, and Lauren Behrer, Jaycee and Josee Spicer, and Reese Brown. He is also survived by three brothers, George (Sally), Dennis (Darlene), Frank (Karen), sister-in-law; Jane Brown and his brother –in-law, Ronald Pifer (Barbara).

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son David V. Brown; three sisters, Shirley, Catherine, and Nancy; two brothers, James and Michael, and his brother and sister –in-law, Norma and Sam Markle.

All services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

An online guestbook may be signed and contributions sent to the family at

Name of Deceased

David J. Brown



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Funeral Home

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

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