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Terrance E. Brown


Terrance E. Brown, age 83, died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at his youngest daughter’s home in Columbus, Ohio where he resided following a battle of cancer.  He was born on December 8, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to the late Elliott F. Brown & Marie A. Riberdy.  Terrance is survived by his brother, David Brown; sister, Mary “Fran” Ecker; three children, Pamela Brown, Michael (Mitzi) Brown and Lisa (John Scheiblich) Helldoerfer; and four grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his son, Joseph Brown.  Terrance is retired from Chrysler after 25 years as a UAW truck driver.  He is an honorably discharged Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Terrance was also an avid Harley rider & cook.  He was loved and will be missed.  Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave his family an online condolence.

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  • David C Brown says:

    So long Brother,I will miss you a lot. I will always remember the good times we had on our Harleys and the many stories that you told.You were one of a kind and will not be forgotten.

  • Fran Ecker says:

    I miss you Terry. I miss all your jokes and pranks that you pulled..but I got you in MI when I came to see you! The look on your face was priceless and you agreed that we were even now. I am so glad that I got to see you in november, it was a godsend. I miss our phone calls 2-3 times a week, what am I supposed to do now? I just miss you..till we meet again, I love you❣

  • Ann Congemi says:

    Although we never met in person, I feel like I knew you for years…You always made me lol and that prank you pulled on me was something only Terry could pull off..I will get you back one day and that is a promise. Rest pain free for now and watch over all the people you left behind. It was my loss, and I regret, never meeting you in person…xoxo
    ..

  • Donald Peters says:

    My deepest condolences to the Brown Family. I grew up down the street from the Brown residence.

    As a little kid, I knew the whole Brown family from the oldest, Pam, to the youngest, Lisa. I was great friends with Mike Brown. Mike and I were in the same grade and played on the same Little League baseball team, Olsen Manufacturing.

    I recall Mike’s father, Mr. Brown quite well way back to when I was about 7 years old. I remember Mr. Brown being a truck driver and Mike and I climbing up on a huge truck with Mr. Brown telling us to “get down from there” for our own safety.

    I remember Mr. Brown as the “coolest” parent in the neighborhood, clean cut with movie star looks, sunglasses, and a big motorcycle with not a spec of dust or dirt on it anywhere. Mr. Brown was always in great shape, looked like an athlete, tough as nails, and always dressed and groomed impeccably. He was simply a great role model for the kids in the neighborhood.

    I recall Mr. Brown’s brother, David, a leftie, teaching Mike and me how to throw a curveball when we were about 7 or 8 years old. Mr. Brown was catching for us and Mike’s Uncle David was showing us how to throw it. Mike and I were thrilled when we could actually see the ball curving and Mike’s dad, Mr. Brown, confirmed, that yes our pitches were indeed curving.

    Mr. Brown was well respected by the parents and kids in the neighborhood. He used to attend our little league baseball games. Mr. Brown was kind of a quiet no-nonsense guy. He didn’t hand out compliments easily but when he said something like “nice hit”, you really felt honored.

    I remember one time a car load of thugs were terrorizing the neighborhood when we were kids. Mr. Brown confronted the thugs before the police arrived. Although there were 5 of them against Mr. Brown who was a military veteran, we’ll just say Mr. Brown took care of business quite handily to the embarrassment of the thugs and to awe of onlookers and the thugs never returned to our neighborhood again.

    Needless to say at this point, I have great childhood memories of Mr. Brown. He was a great man admired by everybody in the neighborhood.

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