Monday, September 22, 2014

William George Browne, Jr.

Browne, William George, Jr., 83 of Orlando, went to be with the Lord on September 18, 2014. He was born April 17, 1931 to William and Eva (Robinson) Browne in Racine, Wisconsin.  As a young man he enlisted in the US Army and was posted in Germany where he met his wife who was a librarian at the post library.  He returned from service and graduated from Marquette University as an electrical engineer.  He moved to Orlando from Milwaukee WI to take a position as an Electrical Engineer with Martin Marietta in 1961.  He worked there until his retirement in 1994.  He was a devoted father, a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, a former president of his children’s elementary school and middle school PTAs, and was active in Indian Princesses, Indian Guides, Boy Scouts, and was a Little League baseball coach.  Following his retirement he and his wife enjoyed RV travel.  Following his wife’s death he became a resident of Spring Hills Assisted Living Center at Hunters Creek and served as the President of the Resident’s council till his death.  He had a deep bass voice and throughout his life he enjoyed singing with his church choir and also performed in barbershop quartets.  He was an excellent mechanic and spent many Saturdays working on cars and was a car racing enthusiast.  He loved football and remained a loyal Green Bay Packer fan to the end of his days.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Marie Gable Browne and his brother James Browne, and sisters Suzanne Browne and Barbara Raguse.  He is survived by his sister Carol Ray of Las Vegas, and children Susan Darnell of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, William “Sam” Browne III, of Virginia Beach, VA, Katie Rothardt of Plano, TX, and Liza Briegel of Orlando, three grandsons and four granddaughters.  He will be missed by many friends from Spring Hills and his old Martin buddies.  A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 12600 Marsfield Ave., Orlando 32837 at 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 23rd.  A reception will follow at the Spring Hills Assisted Living Center activity room, 3800 Town Center Blvd.  He was a longtime supporter of the American Diabetes Association.

1 comment:

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Palms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.