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William Edward "Bill" Brown

March 11, 1937 December 25, 2020
William Edward "Bill" Brown
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Obituary for William Edward "Bill" Brown
William Edward Brown Jr., 83, of Wallaceton, passed away on the early morning of December 25, 2020 at the Embassy at Hillsdale Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale, PA.

Born March 11, 1937 in Olanta, he was the son of William Edward and Audrey Louise (Bressler) Brown. Mr. Brown was retired from the Iron Workers Union Local #772 in Clearfield and Pittsburgh. He was a life member of the N.R.A. and loved to hunt and fish.

On March 15, 1957 he wed the former Beverlee Graffius who preceded him in death on June 11, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Betty Jean Brown. He was the last member of his generation.

Surviving are three daughters: Lyne Cowder of Curwensville, Lisa Kirkwood and husband James of Clearfield and Louette Heichel and husband Phil of West Decatur.

Also surviving are six grandchildren: Jason Krise and wife Kelly, Trevor Krise and wife Robin, Kaylyn Robison and husband Anthony, Caleb Heichel, Jill Heichel and Micah Heichel and seven great grandchildren.

There will be no public visitation. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville, with the Reverend Stephen D. Shields officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland.

The family suggests contributions be made to either: the Clearfield County S.P.C.A. * 275 21st Street * Clearfield, PA 16830; the National Multiple Sclerosis Society * 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite #105 * Pittsburgh, PA 15233; or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Cemetery Details


Bradford Cemetery Final Resting Place

Shawville Road
Woodland, PA 16881

Shawville Road Woodland 16881 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Clearfield County S.P.C.A.

275 21st Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Multiple Sclerosis Society

1501 Reedsdale Street
Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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