R. Edwin



St. Peter's Episcopal

P.O. Box 387

20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837

Monocacy Lions Club

  18420 Whites Ferry Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837


R. Edwin Brown died peacefully at the age of 99 at home in Dickerson surrounded by his family.
Son of John Herbert and Elizabeth Oxley Brown. Survived by his loving wife Winsome of 73 years. He
also is survived by loving children Malcolm Brown (Carol) of Charleston, SC; Herbert Brown (Joyce) of
Dickerson; Neal Brown (Colleen) of Barnesville and Phyllis Brown Swensen (Paul) of Towson; ten
grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his brother Thomas C. Brown and sister Erwin Staggs.
Ed practiced law from 1941 – 2019 in Montgomery County, MD. He was a member of Monocacy Lions
Club and longest active serving active member in the history of Lions Club International. A veteran of
WWII and served honorably with the 8th Army Airforce in England. He was also a founding member of
the Upper Montgomery County Fire Department and served as President.
Besides practicing law, his passions were hunting, boating and he was commodore at one time of the
Classic Yacht Club and member of the Annapolis Yacht Club. He was also a life- long member of St.
Peter’s Episcopal Church in Poolesville, MD.
One of his proudest accomplishments was the re-opening of White’s Ferry in 1946. This became his
lifelong hobby.
Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 30th from 4 – 7 p.m at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,  P.O. Box 387, 20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837 or The Monocacy Lions Club Foundation, 18420 Whites Ferry Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837.



I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed was an institution and his courtly manners, country style, and interesting stories always made it a pleasure to meet with him even though we were often on opposite sides of the table. I had a lot of respect for Mr. Brown...he will be missed.

From: John Shaffer

I am so sorry for your loss. I know your dad had a lot of professional accomplishments and great stories. But the story I love the most is the love story of him and Winsome. I could listen to it over and over again. He loved her so much. This is what I will remember about him that he lived having experience true love. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers

From: Karen Williams

Condolences to all the family. Ed was always kind, friendly to me. I still have an old ferry ticket he gave me at a bar luncheon, just saying hello.

From: Stephen H Ring

Mrs Brown I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From: Katie Lee

What a fearless, gutsy lawyer and family friend. Ed fought for our individual liberties. He stood his ground when others would wilt. So proud to have known him and hear his stories.

From: Keith Prichard and Family

Sincere sympathy. Remembering you in prayer.

From: Helen Butler King

Even though it took me an extra 1/2 hour to launch my boat at the river. It was worth it talking to Mr. B...what a life.

From: Richard Murphy

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the staff and volunteers of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, we would like to extend our deepest condolences for your loss. Please know the passing of your loved one is felt by all those who honor the Greatest Generation and their sacrifices.

From: National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Our deepest condolences to the entire Brown Family. A great man and true gentleman in every aspect. We all mourn his loss. We will all miss him, but will always cherish such great memories of the time we had together. God Bless. Howard, Michelle, Devin and Hunter Wooden

From: Howard Wooden and Family

I have many fond memories of my cousin Ed and time spent at his lovely home. One of my fondest memories is of Ed’s garden and eating Winsome’s delicious home-cooked meals including the wonderful vegetables from the garden.

From: Virginia Oxley West

My sympathy to the family. It was an honor to have known him.

From: Bernardine Beall

 Mr. BROWN was truly a Great Man! Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Brown family from the Ahalt family!

From: Ronald Ahalt

Winsome and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was loved by the Cole family. Will always remember Ed and Pop Cole sharing their stories and love of law over drinks. Imagine the reunions in heaven! God bless all. Suzanne

From: Suzanne Cole

Bob and I have many wonderful memories of times shared with Ed and Winsome. Ed was a special friend for almost 30 years - and my role model as someone who lived a full, active and long life. His strong, loving and close family was always his pride and joy. I will miss his presence in my life very much. With sympathy and empathy to the many members of the Brown Family.

From: Nancy Eller and Bob Knowlden

With deepest sympathy to the Brown Family. He will be missed by the community. I am out of town but will be thinking of you during this time.

From:  Carol Caywood

Mary and I send our condolences to Malcolm, Neal, and all the Brown family “from the other side of the river”. We’re still here at Daydream in Lucketts since 1981. We met you both through Christy and Mac. We have fond memories of you both and those days. We often think of you during ferry crossings but especially at this time of loss. Be well. Be strong. All the best…

From:  Peter G Gustafson

Herb & Joyce: I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Browns passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & all your family. Billy Canby

From:  Bill Canby

My thoughts and prayers to the Brown family. I remember my dad (Frank Cole) and him always having a great time together.

From:  Carol Cole

I believe many years ago, my dad, Charles W. Bell, practiced law with Mr. Brown in Rockville and I recall visiting his home in the country with my family long ago. My father was also a veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy. Sympathies to the family.

From:  Barbara Whitmer

To the entire Brown family: my deepest condolences, thoughts, prayers & cares. What a great man he was. Always to remember. DAVID SEYMOUR, U.S. NAVY (RET) PHS CLASS OF 1964 POOLESVILLE: OCT 48-JUN 64

From:  David Seymour

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

From:  The Hilton Family

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