CORNISH, New Hampshire — Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home in Claremont on Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m. for Arthur K. Brown, 82, who died July 25 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Burial will be held privately.
He was born in Reading on June 15, 1932, son of Preston K. and Blanche (Rayno) Brown.
Art was a graduate of Stevens High School in the Class of 1950 and attended Paul Smith College in New York for forestry. He was also a graduate of the National Hardwood Lumber Association School in Memphis, Tennessee.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
As owner of P.K. Brown’s and Sons, Inc., he manufactured and bought lumber for many faithful customers.
He enjoyed wood-turning, golf and his garden. He was a member of the Hampton Club in Saint Simon’s Island, Georgia.
The family includes his wife, Carol J. (Gardner) Brown of Cornish whom he married on Sept. 10, 1960; his brother, William Brown of Claremont; his sister, Madelyn Kinsman of Norwich; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Art’s memory to David’s House, 461 Mt. Support Road, Lebanon, N.H. 03766 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the July 31, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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