Charles J. Brown
Winslow — Charles J. Brown, 79, of Winslow and formally of Rockland, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2012 at home following a long illness.
He was born April 24, 1933 in Rockland, the son of Albert A. Brown and Matilda M. (Cottreau) Brown Engelson. Charles attended Rockland schools then entered the Army National Guard in 1950 serving three years. He was self-employed as a master electrician for many years in Jonesboro and was employed by KVCAP Transportation Services in Augusta, retiring in 2004.
Charles will be remembered for his love of singing and painting. He sang in many clubs over the years in Rockland and Jonesboro. He was part of a country-western band, performing on a Rockland radio station for three years in the early 1960s. Charles enjoyed drawing, but discovered a love for oil painting in 1995. Many family members have one of his beautiful landscape paintings. He sold several of his paintings over the years and won a blue ribbon for a landscape painting of an old circular saw blade at the Windsor Fair in 2001.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Albert H. Brown, and two sisters, Florence M. Leo, and Dorothy M. Hillgrove. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan C. (Look) Brown; a daughter, Deborah A. Lucas and son-in-law, David of South Portland; a son, Charles W. Brown and daughter-in-law Kristin of South Thomaston; four grandchildren, Sarah and Kelsey Lucas of South Portland, Heather and Michael Brown of South Thomaston; a sister, Agnes B. Libby of Rockland; a brother, Richard Engelson and wife Jean of Gastonia, N.C., brothers-in-law Gene Look and wife Kathy, Jere Look and wife Irene all of Jonesboro; a sister-in-law Lena Grover and husband Kenny of Eliot; many beloved nieces and nephews; and many friends.
A graveside service with Pastor John Sprague will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery in Jonesboro. A reception will follow at the Chandler River Lodge in Jonesboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society New England Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240. Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME