BREWER - Keith C. Brown, 88, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, "Gone from sight, but always in our hearts." He was born June 24, 1924, in Scoodic, son of Clair and Lillian (Dow) Brown.
He lived in Wade, and attended schools in Wade and Washburn. Keith entered the U.S. Army
, during World War II, March 17, 1943, and took his basic training at Camp Craft in North Carolina. He was wounded in Anzio, Italy, Feb. 7, 1944. Keith was discharged Nov. 19, 1945. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart
and the Presidential Citation. In 1951, he moved his family to Bangor and for 30 years he worked as a service technician for T.R.W., and then retired and became a security guard at the Job Corps center for 13 years. Keith was a member of Columbia Street Baptist Church, and a member and past master of Ralph J. Pollard Lodge No. 217, Orrington. Keith enjoyed being a ham operator and his call letters were N1WMP. Keith will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was a wonderful, kind, considerate, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, our love and thoughts will always be with him.
Keith is survived by his wife, Doris, to whom he was married for 66 years, they married Aug. 21, 1946; son, Gary Brown and wife, Kathy, of Orono; grandsons, Todd Brown and wife, Angie, of Orono, and Jason Brown and wife, Donna, of Bangor; granddaughter, Mistie and partner, Santa, of Old Town; and great-grandchildren, Alexus, Elizabeth and Josh. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Kevin, in 1979.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 S. Main St., Brewer, where a memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with the Rev. Art Gowie, officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. Those who wish to remember Keith in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Columbia Street Baptist Church, Building Fund, 63 Columbia St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.Brookings-Smith.com
"When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart."